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Can blood tests be misleading?

Can blood tests be misleading?

Lab tests are integral to the practice of modern medicine. However, the results of one blood test, particularly if it is unexpected or indicates a potentially serious condition, should not necessarily be taken as the last word. The results of a single lab test can be misleading.

What happens if you fail a medical test?

If you fail a medical there is often recourse to appeal. If it was for BP and you got a 24hour that shows things are not as bad as the doctor got in his short period of time for BP (often 2 tests in 10minutes or so) this should show clear evidence and hopefully it will be overturned.

What’s the good news about my blood test results?

1. What’s the Good News About My Blood Test Results? Routine blood tests are generally done to look for problems, so if your CBC, blood chemistry, and cholesterol results fall within normal ranges, the doctor’s office may not reach out to you about your report. Or they may send you a copy with little or no explanation.

Is there a fail point for high blood pressure?

While high blood pressure is a potential fail point, it will rarely be used as such unless it is extreme. You should advise of any medication you might be on. Asthma is also a fail point in certain situations due to the life threatening potential of attacks occuring in specific known risk situations (eg smelters).

Can you extend the life of a blood test?

A) Yes. Your requisition form is good for 6 months from the date it was ordered. However, Life Extension can extend the expiration date an additional 6 months at your request. Just call customer service at 1-800-678-8989.

If you fail a medical there is often recourse to appeal. If it was for BP and you got a 24hour that shows things are not as bad as the doctor got in his short period of time for BP (often 2 tests in 10minutes or so) this should show clear evidence and hopefully it will be overturned.

While high blood pressure is a potential fail point, it will rarely be used as such unless it is extreme. You should advise of any medication you might be on. Asthma is also a fail point in certain situations due to the life threatening potential of attacks occuring in specific known risk situations (eg smelters).

Can a health problem be a fail point?

Any existing health problem is unlikely to cause a fail provided it is being medically managed and your doctor can attest to that. While high blood pressure is a potential fail point, it will rarely be used as such unless it is extreme. You should advise of any medication you might be on.

Which is a fail point in a medical job?

Asthma is also a fail point in certain situations due to the life threatening potential of attacks occuring in specific known risk situations (eg smelters). I was recently chatting with a local doctor where I live who does many medicals for a whole range of mining companies. His comment was that they try everything they can to NOT fail clients.