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My wife has been diagnosed with stage III difuse large cell lymphoma. This has been confirmed by (2) biopsies and a CAT scan. The last test before starting chemo was a PET scan which turned out to be a false negative (everything appeared normal). My wife has a low blood sugar problem that I think could have affected the absorbtion of the radioactive tracer that was injected for the test. She followed all the instructions for preparation before the test. The morning of the test her fasting blood sugar level was only 53. They gave her some orange juice and the level increased to 63 but below the value of 80 that she had been told the day before was a desired minimum. They proceeced with the test anyway and none of the areas on known lymphoma took up the "dye". I think someone screwed up. Can anyone help?