Who uses your information?
Only you and your healthcare provider will be able to see the results you receive from your test. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 created federal privacy protections that apply to all health information created or maintained by healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses. In addition, HIPAA created federal security standards that apply to protected health information that is in an electronic format. State laws have also been enacted to protect patient privacy. This means that any personal or family information you provide, and any information gained from the tests you take, cannot be shared without your permission. Learn more about patient privacy.