FALSE DIAGNOSIS IS A THREAT - A CASE STUDY

Abstract

Objective: To explore the possibility of false diagnosis and threat to health.


Methods: In  the  present  study,  a  case  history  of  23-year–old  lactating  woman  was  taken.  Seventy-two  test  parameters  were  examined  at  SRL  Lab Gurugram and Thyrocare Mumbai on alternative days from different location under variable climatic and family environment.


Results: The tests report of SRL lab was abnormal in range in compare to the reports of Thyrocare Lab.


Conclusion: The present study is expected to attract the attention of people who may be in the position of acquiring health services. In such approach,  incidence  of  false-positive  laboratory  reports  either  due  to  technical  errors  or  patient  own  conditions  is  thought  to  misguide  a  clinician  who  may  prescribe wrong medicines to the patient. This type of mistake may invite unwanted and life-threatening threats to the patients’ body if inappropriate  or wrong drugs are given to the patient. Through this study, it is now suggested to be cautious and should verify before taking any drugs suggested by  clinicians.  Once  a  diagnosis  is  confirmed  and  considered  repeatedly,  the  development  of  adverse  health  effects due  to  unwanted  drugs  can  be minimized.


Keywords: Diagnosis, Treatment, Drugs, Laboratory reports.

Keywords: Diagnosis, Clinicians, Health effects, clinical pathology, Lab reports

Author Biography

JAYASWAL RP, Department of Medical Laboratory Technology, Amity Medical School, Amity University, Haryana 122-413, India.

 Assistant Professor-2  and Program Coordinator,

Department of MLT,A

Amity Medical School

Amity University, Haryana-122413

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RP, J. “FALSE DIAGNOSIS IS A THREAT - A CASE STUDY”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 12, no. 2, Jan. 2019, pp. 1-2, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2019.v12i2.27886.
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