Result report delivery

Result report delivery

Efficient and timely reporting of results is critically important.

We send results to requesting medical practitioners :

  • electronically via Healthlink (HL7 message); or
  • by email; or
  • by post (i.e. printed reports); or
  • by fax (when requested).

Abnormal results are usually telephoned or faxed.

Electronic (HL7) results

Wellington SCL electronically transmits results at 30 minute intervals daily, via the secure Healthlink system.

Emailed results

Emailed results are sent as and when test results are completed.  Test results are sent as an encrypted, password protected PDF file. 

Click here to view the instructions for viewing results via email.

Printed reports

Our dedicated team prints hard copy reports daily at 7:30am. Hard copies are posted or delivered by the Wellington SCL courier team to the requesting practitioner.  

Troubleshooting electronic results (HL7 and email)

We routinely monitor the electronic transmission of results and we can identify where results have been sent electronically by our system but not received at their destination.  Our Information Systems specialist will alert you if there appears to be a problem sending a result.