Customers in Pirkanmaa and Kanta-Häme can choose to receive the results of the most common examinations by SMS. The service is useful to patients using anticoagulant or cholesterol medication, for example. You will receive the results as soon as they are ready, even in the evening and on the weekend. Continue your self-treatment according to the instructions provided by your doctor.

The service is offered free of charge to customers of public and private health care. The results of the most common examinations are sent to the mobile phone number given by the customer. Please note that the results should only be sent to the customer’s own mobile phone number, not to a member of their family or a healthcare professional.

The message only contains the results without mentioning the customer’s name. This protects the privacy of the customer in case the phone number given is incorrect.

Text message example:

“Your results

P -ALAT 14 
P -CRP 7 
B -Hb 136

Sent xx.xx.xxxx at xx.xx. 
Please do not respond to this message.”

In addition to the text message, the results are sent to the treatment unit or to the customer’s home address by post (private healthcare customers).

Examination selection

The service includes basic laboratory tests which yield results that the professionals can easily explain to the customer and help them plan further treatment based on the results. In addition, the service covers regular examinations, such as P-TT-INR tests of blood sugar and Marevan patients.

COVID-19 test results can be sent by SMS in Päijät-Häme and some parts of Ostrobothnia, in addition to Pirkanmaa and Kanta-Häme.

The following examination results are available by SMS:

  • Alkaline phosphatase (P –AFOS)
  • Creatine (P -Krea, generates examination Pt -GFReEPI for adults)
  • Blood sugar (fP -Gluk)* 
  • Long-term blood sugar balance (B -HbA1c)* 
  • Inflammation level (P -CRP and CRP-pika) 
  • Platelets (B -Trom)* 
  • Haemoglobin (B -Hb)* 
  • Leucocytes (B -Leuk)* 
  • Coagulation tests, incl. Marevan medication control (P -TT-INR) 
  • Cholesterol (fP -Kol, fP -Kol-LDL, fP -Kol-HDL, P -Kol, P -Kol-LDL, P -Kol-HDL)* 
  • Triglycerides (fP -Trigly, P -Trigly)* 
  • Chorionic gonadotrophin (P -hCG) 
  • Diagnostics and control of liver diseases (P -ALAT) 
  • Prostate-specific membrane antigen (P -PSA)*    
  • Thyrotropin (P -TSH)* 
  • Thyroxine, free (P -T4-V)*  
  • Calprotectin (F -Calpro)
  • COVID-19 (CV19NhO)

Asterisk-marked (*) examinations are also available in the OmaLabra service. You do not need a doctor’s referral for the examinations available in the OmaLabra service. You can create a referral for yourself on the Fimlab Laboratoriot website under OmaLabra. We develop the contents of our SMS service and OmaLabra based on the experiences, comments and wishes of our treatment units and customers.

Service policy  

The SMS service is available to customers in Pirkanmaa and Kanta-Häme.

When you arrive at a Fimlab Laboratoriot service location in Pirkanmaa or Kanta-Häme for sample collection, you must request to receive your test results by SMS at the start of the appointment. The sampler will enter your mobile phone number in the laboratory requisition in the information system. When your results are ready, the system will automatically send a separate message for each test to the phone number provided. There can be a slight delay between each message.

Your mobile phone number is recorded in the system. Make sure that the mobile phone number you give to the sampler is correct. Fimlab Laboratoriot is not responsible for updating your phone number, any connection problems due to your mobile operator or if a message cannot be received because your telephone subscription blocks service numbers.

The results should only be sent to the customer’s own mobile phone number, not to a member of their family or a healthcare professional.

If you have questions about laboratory services, you can reach our customer advice service at (03) 3117 4445 on weekdays 8-16. This number is not used for appointment booking.