VCU Study Finds Troubling Inconsistency in Dialysis Blood Testing Methods

UVA| Tue Feb 14 00:12:19 EST 2017
VCU Study Finds Troubling Inconsistency in Dialysis Blood Testing Methods

A blood test used to determine the health and well-being of dialysis patients produces worryingly inconsistent results depending on which testing method is used, new research reveals. The inconsistency means doctors are left to make important patient-care decisions based on potentially inaccurate information, and patients with kidney disease may be paying for unnecessary nutritional supplements because of it.

“We base lots of our decisions on lab parameters, and they have to be as accu....

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