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Common Test-Ordering Errors
Part 3: Misordered Tests

"Known" Mutations
Molecular vs. Nonmolecular Test for Given Disease
Chromosome Analysis


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Misordered Tests

Slide 4

June 2010

In the first part of this series, I will discuss misordered tests, that is, tests that are mistakenly ordered for the wrong purpose. This is a list of the most commonly misordered tests received by Mayo Medical Laboratories. In part 1, we focused on 3 chemistry tests--1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, PTH-related peptide and uroporphyrinogen III synthase. In part 2, we covered the various T- and B-cell tests. Today, for part 3, we will cover the most commonly misordered genetic tests, including the use of known mutation tests, molecular vs nonmolecular tests, and chromosome analyses.

Misordered Tests


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