Ok, I'm a bit pissed off.
My surgery is set for 1/25 with Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital (a 3-hour drive).
Anyway, I have a whole bunch of lab tests/chest x-ray/EKG to do.
I checked with our local hospital's lab a few days ago. I brought in the paperwork and they said no problem, they do all that stuff.
This morning I went to get it done (new flexible spending account replenishment as of 1/1/10 so I cleverly waited until today).
Well, you know where this is going. One of the many tests is some kind of comprehensive profile that includes a ton of tests, including: globulin and A/G ratio. Well, the comp. test done here does not do those and they have no idea where to send it out (or IF it can be sent out).
Anyway, I had them do everything else (7 vials of blood). I'll be checking with Ford Hospital. Hopefully, they will say don't worry about those two tests. If not, I'll be calling around to see if there is a local lab that can do it or if they can draw my blood and send it to Ford.
Pisses me off. Hopefully, it turns out to be a minor inconvenience (anything short of having to drive to Ford to get it done would be just an annoyance).
63 years old
PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (Free PSA 24%), this after 45 days on cipro! DREs have always been normal.
History of BPH/prostatitis. PCA-3 test: 75.9 (bad news, guaranteeing I have to do....): Biopsy on 11/30/09. Result of biopsy:
5 out of 12 cores positive. Gleason 4+3. More specifically: 2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 30%) on one side. On the other side:2 cores are 4+3 (5%)--1 core 3+4 (30%) no peri-neural invasion. prostate is 45 grams. Stage: T1C
REVISED BIOPSY REPORT: The previous was read by Umich. Slides were then sent to Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital. Here is their report (much better) -- changes in bold print below:
5 out of 12 cores positive. Gleason 3+4. More specifically: 2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 20%) on one side. On the other side, 3 cores were 3+4 (5%, 5%, 20%)
Latest: Surgery with Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital, set for 1/25/10