We do not routinely inform you if your test results are normal. If further action is required, based on test results, you will be contacted by a member of the surgery staff. All patient records held on file or on the computer are confidential. In order to maintain confidentiality, results of laboratory tests and x-rays will be given only to the patients themselves or to parents of minors where appropriate. To assist in identification you will be asked to give your date of birth or part of your address before any information is passed on.