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This site is for patients retrieving medical test results.
There are no ads. It's a national medical testing lab. Huge company in the US.
The patient logs in, and test results appear.
At the top of the page there is a button for
"download your official report"
This is a pdf.js link that opens another tab in firefox (and in chrome) with a PDF of your test.
It does not open when adblock plus is enabled. The issue affects chrome and firefox.
Every time I click the button another red link is blocked in blockable items. I have six links right now in red.
The browser blinks but does not open the new tab.
blob:https://patient.labcorp.com/Different generated key
I put an exception for
But that did not resolve the problem.
The browser tries to open a tab but the tab disappears.
I have disabled adblock plus on patient.labcorp.com but that is not a good solution, since each patient would have to do that to download their pdf.
Too much support.
I discussed with their support that the actual problem is the method their developers are using to open the pdf in a new browser tab, and they are going to see if they can fix it. They probably should be opening a file browser, or in an external viewer.
The firefox and chrome notification area does not appear with a message to allow popups. Allowing popups in the browser does not change this.
This blocking affects many people.
In my opinion
patient.labcorp.com can be safely whitelisted globally. There are no ads, and the patient is logged in at this time.