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Dear Dr.

I am currently screening for the Abbott trial for cirrhotics and was told that a recent biopsy is mandatory.  My concern regarding the biopsy is due to my low platelets (70k),  a PT of 13.6, and INR of 1.3.   Do you think that I should have this biopsy done at the TP hospital?  The TP unit where I am listed is at the hospital that was evacuated due to the recent hurricane.  I'm not sure how long it will take them to get back to business, and I don't want to miss this opportunity.

Thank you for your help.  
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my gut sense is that you should wait to have the biopsy done at the hospital where you are being seen.  although these trials are competitive, i am confident you wont lose out due to not having the biopsy in time. Things like this shoukdnt be rushed because there are inherent risks as you say; always better to have it done with the team that you know and feel comfortable with.
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Thank you!  I appreciate and value your opinion.
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