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Pathology laboratories might not testing the blood samples, according to a recent survey
A six-point survey done on pathology laboratories in India has reported that many of them might be indulging in the practice of “sink tests” in which a laboratory takes your sample and throw it in a sink and produce a false report. A nationwide survey by Local Circles, a social media platform for citizens on issues of “governance, utility and communities” has done this survey.Dr Vidya V Bhat, Laparoscopic Surgeon and Fertility Specialist Medical Director, Radhakrishna Multispeciality Hospital and IVF Centre, said that there is no correlation between the investigations prescribed and the existing disease. Such practices can lead to wrong interpretations and incorrect reports. Hence, there should be proper regulations regarding laboratory requisitions and proper interpretation of the reports by the pathologist and microbiologist, in correlation with the clinician.Th...
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