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Have you ever requested to your Doctor to repeat Lab Tests?

I've heard stories of people getting wrong diagnosis due to lab tests mix-ups.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:38 PM on Apr. 16, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • I have asked for repeat labs many times. On myself and my kids if I truly felt the results were an error of some kind. On occaision I have to pay myself because insurance wouldn't cover it a second time. My son not needing surgery was well worth the cost.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 4:42 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • Yes a few times. If you feel they are wrong ask to be tested again or get a second opinion.
    brailynsmama08

    Answer by brailynsmama08 at 4:39 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • False negatives and False positives are significant issues in medical testing.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:41 PM on Apr. 16, 2009