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Specifics vs general: Ask for specific test and not the complete panel of tests to reduce treatment costs
Dr KK Aggarwal,  16 April 2019
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Evidence-based medicine has become the norm today. Laboratory tests are now greatly relied upon in the diagnosis of a condition, its treatment and follow up.Most often, we ask for liver function tests (LFTs), kidney function tests (KFTs) or a lipid profile as a whole, for instance, without mentioning the specific test/s in the panel. This is the general practice and it is done quite possibly to avoid legal consequences
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