Waived Test Wednesday

The Trusty Tuning Fork-Hollow Head Test

The Trusty Tuning Fork-Hollow Head Test

Advances in research have led to the development of medical tests that can detect thousands of conditions. Tests that would take days, if not weeks, to get results just a few decades ago can now give health care providers answers in mere hours or even minutes. From glucose testing to HIV tests, doctors and hospitals rely heavily on these tests in order to diagnose patients. Some tests, like pregnancy indicators, can be done in the doctor’s office. Others are sent to labs which have their own rapid tests that can provide information quickly. Yet for several years now these tests, and the laboratories and technicians that administer them, have come under greater scrutiny due to errors that have led to misdiagnosis and even death.

Diagnostic tests are regulated differently depending on how they are manufactured and distributed. Currently, the FDA has to review and approve tests that are manufactured and sold commercially to multiple labs. It is the manufacturers’ responsibility to inform the government if there has been a death or serious injury as a result of the tests, as well as if there is a recall. However, tests that are manufactured by and for use in a single lab do not fall under FDA review. Often these “waived tests” are based off commercially approved ones, though their accuracy may vary.



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13 Responses to Waived Test Wednesday

  1. º¿carol says:

    I’m happy you found your card, Doc. Hope you had a nice birthday. Were there any other cards in the pile of mail? Or am I your biggest fan, lol?


  2. º¿carol says:

    Jim, Bob is DVRing some “Ma and Pa Kettles.” I have a feeling I won’t think they’re funny anymore. Not like I still love and laugh at Laurel and Hardy.


  3. º¿carol says:

    The rice and shrimp picture you posted yesterday, Den, looks sooooo yummy.


  4. Den says:

    Who needs ISIS when you have home grown wacko’s?


  5. Den says:

    There is a nervous unsettling in the World today that seems to be escalating, madness in numbers driven by some unknown force.


  6. David B. Benson says:

    @ Swilly’s after a nominal 25 minute stick walk in the dark and fallen cm of snow to Waddell & Reed for end of the year paper work.

    Swilly’s is fully booked so I am sitting at the bar. And it is just Wednesday.


  7. David B. Benson says:

    Another 2 errand day today. Unless stick walking counts as an errand.


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