Your laboratory results will be made available to you 48 hours after the laboratory has completed the test and after obtaining authorisation from your Doctor. This process allows your Doctor time to evaluate your results and to communicate the results to you.
Results of laboratory tests performed more than 9 days ago will be made available to you without your Doctor’s authorisation.
Certain test results that require a Doctor’s interpretation and you to be physically present with your Doctor, will not be made available to you and can only be obtained via your Doctor. We will advise you if this is applicable to any of your lab results.
It is always advisable to discuss your results with your Doctor so that you understand why the tests were performed, what the results mean and what treatment is required.
There are 3 ways to obtain a copy of your laboratory results.
It is preferable that you obtain your lab results directly from your doctor.
Request your results electronically via the Ampath Patient Results App. In order to register for electronic results, we require your South African Identity Number or Passport number.
Laboratory results performed less than 30 days ago
After 48 hours of completing the test and once Ampath has received approval from your doctor, you may collect your results from an Ampath depot with a copy of your ID or Passport.
Laboratory results performed more than 30 days ago
You may collect your results from an Ampath depot with a copy of your ID or Passport. No authorisation from your doctor is needed.