abnormal lab test

Peggy Zuckerman peggyzuckerman at GMAIL.COM
Tue Apr 22 20:55:51 UTC 2014


It is critical for patients to understand that some labs may be "normal"
though high or low, and that the trend of that measure may be more
important than the actual number.  In addition, the various measures that
rise or fall together, or rise and fall in opposition to  one another can
guide the diagnosis.  Neither the patient nor the doctor should focus
solely on one measure without seeing the interactions and the trends.

Peggy Z


On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 8:15 AM, Vic Nicholls <nichollsvi2 at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Unfortunately patients are not all numbers, we're unique human beings.
> What a true "mean" is for one patient may not be that in another.
>
> Victoria
>
>
> On 4/22/2014 10:31 AM, Xavier Prida wrote:
>
>  Any singular abnormal laboratory should be repeated once to ascertain
> regression to the mean.
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>  Xavier E. Prida MD FACC FSCAI
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