24.4.2  How to assure confidentiality

Assure the person about to undergo testing that the result is confidential, and emphasise the following points:

  • The result will only be shared with him or her.
  • He/she decides to whom to disclose the result of the test.
  • The result will only be provided to another person with his/her written consent. If the result of the test is needed to ensure appropriate clinical care, explain the advantages of sharing the result with the medical team.

24.4  Step 2:  Pre-test counselling, confidentiality and informed consent

24.4.3  How to obtain informed consent