All in a Day's Lab Work

October 2, 2002

Dispel patients’ unrealistic expectationsabout bloodwork by explaining whatthe test results will not show as well aswhat they will show.

Dispel patients' unrealistic expectationsabout bloodwork by explaining whatthe test results will not show as well aswhat they will show. Some patients believethat a blood test can reveal everycondition from cancer to heart diseaseand may feel betrayed if an unforeseenproblem arises later on.
-- Joe A. Ramsey, MD
    Overland Park, Kan

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