I don't think a lab is required legally to provide results directly to the patient, but I know you have a right to obtain lab results from your doctor.
Also, I forgot to add that the second method of obtaining your records may cost a fee in some cases. If the doctor who ran the test sends the results to another doctor, that part is free...but then if you request a copy of the results from the second doctor, you may have to pay the fee. I have found in many cases, however, that if I ask the doctor for a copy of the results at an appointment, then s/he will sometimes just go make me a copy without charging for it.
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