I had standard bloodwork yearly bloodwork done last week including a lipid panel and uhh… cholesterol and a few other things. They also requested a urine test for a list of things that I cannot remember, but it’s just your run of the mill yearly test.
I did the blood test last year and passed everything with flying colors, much to the dismay of my “How can you be overweight and not diabetic??” doctor.
So today I get a call from the receptionist at my doctor’s office. “Hi there, this is Monica. We’d like to get you scheduled to over the results of your bloodwork. Will Monday work for you?”
“Actually, I have a pre-existing appointment this coming Wednesday to review my sleep study results… can we do it then?”
“Sure, that’d be great. We’ll see you then!”
OOHKAY. Now it’s been over a year since I had bloodwork done and I cannot for the very life of me remember if they requested a follow up doctors appointment with me to review my test results. I know I requested a copy of them while I was at the doctors, but it seems like I was there for a different kind of follow up appt at the time.
Because of this, I have absolutely convinced myself that there is something horribly wrong with my test results. Why didn’t she just chirp “We got your results, and you’re healthy as a horse, Ms. Malkavia!” over the phone instead of scheduling an appointment with me?
So my question is, what is the standard way to receive your blood results? Is it possible that the doctor wants to discuss my results, even if they are normal?