A question regarding patient access to test results. I've just had some blood tests done at my GP surgery and have been told I need to come in to discuss them with my doctor. As per usual with my practice, I'll probably have to wait a while to get a non-urgent, booked-in-advance appointment, and I was hoping to use that to my advantage to examine the results for myself and maybe post them on the forum so I'm forewarned and forearmed with info before the appointment. However, when I asked about this, I was told by the receptionist (over the phone) that I'll need to discuss them with the doctor first, and only then can I have a printout. All he would tell me was that my B12, Vitamin D, Cholesterol and Blood Glucose results had been "flagged up". No mention of my FT4 or TSH. This worries me because the test results I had from Genova in March suggested I was hypo (I posted the results on here at the time and that seemed to be the consensus here as well), but I'd probably fall in the "normal" range going by NHS criteria. It may of course be that the adrenal support Dr Peatfield prescribed in June has made a change or that my feeling rough is down to the issues mentioned above, but I'm not confident that I'll be able to argue my case "on the fly" without getting a sneak peek at my results first. Am I legally entitled to see them before the appointment, or is it correct that I need to wait until after it? Also, the GP I saw who ordered the tests (not very clued-up on thyroid but seemingly willing to listen) is no longer with the practice – I think she may just have been a locum, so the doctor will be an unknown quantity.
All advice welcomed – thanks in advance! xx