OK, so i need to correct myself, i misunderstood, and i think its important for folks here to be aware, to draw their own conclusions about
I had a fairly lengthy email exchange with Dr X (who will remain nameless here). He corrected my misunderstanding. In fact, they did retest my blood, both from the "aliquot" tube and the Mother tube, and in both cases, the results came back as undetectable. They were "unable to reproduce the results of 3.38 that were originally reported". And they will be correcting my records to undetectable. He stated that the possibility of a contaminant being the cause of the inaccurate reporting is only specualtion. What has been proven is only that <.02 is the correct reading.
In other words (my conclusion) they dont know what happened!. When i emailed back and said "then it seems the only explanation is human error", and "thanks for your time" , i got a response that basically said, anytime, call upon me whenever an issue arises. My comment regarding human error was not addressed
At first, i thought, ok, well, at least i tried to get to the bottom of this, and they were very good about
paying attention to me, so i guess thats the end of it.
But now I'm thinking, maybe i should be reporting this to an outside source, like the FDA, or some other regulatory body, or certifying organization (i know there is one for labs). Because the fact is that there seems to be a problem and its not being corrected. And God forbid it should happen to someone else in the future, maybe someone here, or someone i know.
So i am not sure what the right thing to do is. I dont want to beat this to death, and i certainly dont want to be an a-hole, after all, they did give me plenty of time to let me know they were paying attention. But nothing has changed. Something is still wrong with how they do what they do. Or maybe, its just sh!t happens, and people dont get enough sleep and human error is bound to occur, so forget it.
I'd be curious to hear others thoughts on what should happen next. If you have any.
Dx Age 64 Nov 2014, 4.3
BX 3 of 12 cores positive original pathologyG6, G6, G8 (3+5)
downgraded to 3+3=6 by Dr Epstein, JH
RALP with Dr Ash Tewari Jan 6, 2015
Post surgical pathology – G7 (3+4), ECE, Margins, LN, SV all negative
PSA @ 6 weeks 2/15, .<02, 4/15 <.02 7/15 <.02, 10/15 0.00 (new lab)
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