? on labwork error


We had bloodwork drawn on Friday-results came back
very very low. Since he is doing better on the reduced Pred
schedule, I refused to increase the Pred as the covering vet advised and have another
lab draw at a different vet office. The second lab work
showed that the value was above normal limits, so there
is no crisis. We are continuing with the Pred decrease schedule
as per discussion with one of the senior vets at our primary vet clinic.

Since we paid for the recheck, should the lab and or
vet reimburse us for the incorrect labwork. I am clueless
whether it was human error or computer error in the first

There are other issues here we will address with the vet owner,
but wondering if you have ever had this problem.

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unfortunately it is common for the lab to make errors, trust me we see it at the clinic often. you can ask your first vet to have them rerun the sample at no charge or ask for a reimbursement of the first test but show them the results of the second sample draw to prove your point and so that they know what is going on and can tell the lab that they made a big oops.
see I would have to go with a third test - a tie breaker as it were.
Thanks oes4ever, will do. It was just scary to get that result
and be advised incorrectly on treatment without an
offer for a redraw.

Thanks Kerry-We were lucky that the vet er has a microscope
in addition to the computer result, the vet looked at the
blood visually and did a count on the slide.
(The first office with the mistaken values sends the blood
out to a lab)
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