Patient Request for Medical Records

On February 6, 2014, the Federal Department of Health and Human Services published amendments to 42 CFR Part 493 and 45 CFR Part 164 giving patients the right to access medical records directly from clinical laboratories, including completed laboratory test reports. The new federal rule became effective on April 7, 2014, with a compliance date of October 6, 2014. Under the federal rule, the laboratory generally must provide results to patients no later than 30 days after receipt of a request for test results.

Requests for medical records must be in writing and either faxed, mailed or hand delivered to ACM Medical Laboratory, and include specific information for where you wish to have your results sent.

As a final note, ACM Medical Laboratory cannot "interpret" your results for you. Any questions regarding your test results should be directed to your ordering provider. In addition, you can access Lab Tests Online for further information about the testing that your provider ordered for you.

For instructions and the Authorization for Release of Health Information form, click here.