Re: Yearly Physical Lab work
to a certain extent this may be true with certain levels,BUT with actual organ function labs,it really doesn;t matter much. what actually shows itself in any lab number changes when we are talking function/damage(and this IS what they are testing for),is the extent of real actual damage that has affected the functions. that wouldn''t really change either way,you know what i mean? if its there,its there kind of thing.
i have polycystic kidney disease with liver involvement and my youngest son has a liver Tx,and believe me, we KNOW labs here in my house. despite my very badly heavily cystic kidneys that are over four times their norm size,all my labs as of this past feb when i had another surgery are all within the norm range. my particular damage just has not yet reached that magic threshold yet where my function deficits would show in the numbers. however,that WILL change one day,hopefully still far away?
depending upon just what it is they will be testing,i really would just ask them when you make that particular appt what THEY recommend you do to get the best most accurate numbers on all things. i do know with some labs,they want you to fast or change things a bit just for that particular type of test to come out the most accurate way. i would leave that to the clinic where you are going to be seen to dictate what you do or don;t do,ya know? they would know what is the best way to do any particular type of labs or other testing. doing things 'their" way would just give you the most realistic view overall of how well the body system functions are, and THAT is what you want to actually know. just follow their guidelines before any real testing gets done. this would assure the best accuracy of the numbers. **
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