how do you loose a blood test? i was told by my Doctor that the ALK and GGT part of my blood tests were "lost"? imagine that. i've been on the edge for the last 3 weeks waiting for these test results, and after leaving 2 messages with the office the doc calls back and leaves the message on my machine that these tests were lost and we need to re take them? Hum??? is this maybe what happened to my first tests? ALT and AST were normal but my viral load was 23million?? dont make sense to me? maybe my tests were all lost and they had some extra blood so hey!!! sorry just had to vent, looking for a new doctor in houston area any recomendations? thanks
I think looking for a new Dr. in Houston sounds like the best plan...gee, I hope they didn't give your results to someone else and vice/versa!! I'd make sure and get re-tested just incase after you find your new Doc!!!
You may or may not have a lousy doc, but I will input about the labs. Lab results are lost or botched now and then all over. It just happens...nothings perfect in the human world. My wife is a practitioner and I hear this is just a fact of life. Your doc does not carry out or oversee the lab activities. Waiting for labs is very stressful...
I agree that lab tests are blotched or lost but the question is were they lost by the lab or the doctor's office? Oh well, we are all human and not perfect, it's just so frustrating when you are waiting for results so you can move forward and then find out you have to start all over again. I have asked the question to my friends "Would you rather have a good doctor or a doctor with a good bedside manner?" For me it's one and the same, if he has a good bedside manner I trust him and can forgive mistakes because I DO trust him. What do u think, can u trst your dr.?
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