University of Connecticut students who get lab work done at Student Health Services (SHS) can now access the results of that work through their health portal, located at myhealth.uconn.edu.
Once students log into their account on the my health portal, they should click on “My Profile,” then click on “Lab History” from the dropdown menu.
Lori Masters, director of clinical data analytics and health information management at Student Health and Wellness, said the lab work students get done at SHS is sent to Quest Diagnostics, and after Quest runs tests and gives the results to SHS, the results are available in the health portal within one or two days.
Masters said SHS has been talking about implementing access to lab work on the health portal for a long time, and said the option was officially made available on April 1.
“Students will usually come to us looking for their lab results because they need them for different programs that they’re involved with. They used to need to request their lab work and someone would need to process it and get back to them,” Masters said. “The turnaround was probably not as quick as students would like, so we thought if we implemented this, students could get their lab work much quicker and whenever they wanted.”
Additionally, any lab work students had done at SHS in August 2017 or later, excluding STD testing, will now be available on the my health portal, Masters said.
Masters said all UConn students are automatically signed up to have their lab work results listed in their health portal, and if they wish to opt out of the service, they can call the Health Information Management department and fill out a form.
“If they don’t want that service, then they can just let us know and we can give them the form and they can opt out,” Masters said.
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