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What type of patient consent is necessary when ordering a test?

Submission of an order for any tests contained in this catalog constitutes certification to Mayo Medical Laboratories by ordering physician that: (1) ordering physician has obtained "Informed Consent" of subject patient as required by any applicable state or federal laws with respect to each test ordered; and (2) ordering physician has obtained from subject patient authorization permitting Mayo Medical Laboratories to report results of each test ordered directly to ordering physician.

On occasion, we forward a specimen to an outside reference laboratory. The laws of the state where the reference laboratory is located may require written informed consent for certain tests. Mayo Medical Laboratories will request that ordering physician pursue and provide such consent. Test results may be delayed or denied if consent is not provided.

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