Sunday, December 03, 2006

Reference Ranges & What They Mean

Reference Ranges & What They Mean: "'Your test was out of the normal range,' your doctor says to you, handing you a sheet of paper with a set of test results, numbers on a page. Your heart starts to race in fear that you are really sick. But what does this statement mean, 'Out of the normal range'? Is it cause for concern? The brief answer is that a result out of the normal range is a signal that further investigation is needed.

Tests results—all medical data—can only be understood once all the pieces are together."

This is an excellent guide which will help you make sense of your lab test results !

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