Submitted by megan on Tue, 07/15/2008 - 12:21
Dear Health Professionals,
During a call to someone about the results of their various blood tests, after you have informed them that their ferritin is low and they need to go for more tests, it is perhaps slightly unwise to start a sentence with "Oh, and your syphilis and HIV tests came back and ".
It might be rather less palpitation-inducing to instead begin by saying "Oh, also, we received negative results from your..."
Thank you for your time. As you were.