Critical values are always phoned immediately unless the most recent previous value was also critical. In that case, CPCV is appended to the result (called previous critical value).
Test results are delivered electronically, by courier, fax or mail to the physician's office as soon as possible following test completion. If desired, results may be faxed to the office as soon as each test is completed.
Toxicology results are delivered by courier or mail as soon as possible upon completion or receipt from the referral testing laboratory.
Some employer authorized and/or federally mandated testing requests may have variable reporting formats from the testing laboratory instead of directly accessible information from Salem Health.
Salem Health Laboratories can be reached at 503-814-5227 (LABS).