My 4yr old DD had to get some blood tests done this week. The doctor called me tonight to tell me everything was OK except her blood sugar levels which were quite low at 2.2 he said that it can't be right and wants her to go back and have another blood test Saturday Morning to confirm. Has anyone ever had an incorrect blood test result? I've never heard of it before.
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18-02-2016 22:40 #1
Incorrect blood test results????
18-02-2016 22:45 #2
I've had contaminated tests before that had to be repeated but no 'incorrect' ones. However, these things are not perfect, if a human being is involved in the process there's always a chance it could be wrong. Everyone makes mistakes!
19-02-2016 06:45 #3
19-02-2016 06:48 #4
Sounds pretty normal to me. If something comes up too far out of the parameters, they can ask you to do another blood test to double check
19-02-2016 06:57 #5Senior Member
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If they used the wrong anticoagulant it can lower the glucose level but the dr will have checked that.
19-02-2016 06:58 #6
Glucose often comes up incorrect as it can be affected by storage, type of blood tube used etc. I don't know about in human medicine, but in veterinary patients we used to have to put some blood in a separate special tube for testing glucose. The best and easiest way to test if they redo it is to do a pinprick test and use a glucometer (this is what diabetics use). It's specifically designed just to test glucose levels so is much more accurate and will only require a spot of blood rather than a full sample.
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19-02-2016 07:20 #7
Yes. My DD has regular blood tests and they can often be compromised. Sometimes repeated. It really sucks.
19-02-2016 10:07 #8
Oh thank you all! I was really stressed as I had never heard of tests being compromised but I guess we are all human. Oh well we will just have to wait and see what the next one brings, fingers crossed it is all normal.
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