What's the difference between confidential and anonymous testing?

All medical care that you receive should be confidential. This means that the information you discuss with your health care providers must stay in your files at the clinic and not be released to anyone without your permission. All testing and results are handled as confidential matters.

Anonymous testing is when your name is not associated with the test or the results in any way. You may be given a number or code word to identify yourself during testing and when receiving results. Speak to you health care provider about the testing process used.