My question is on the terms Sink Tests. A friend of mine from the medical industry told me that there is this practice called Sink Tests which some path labs indulge in. The concept is simple, take a sample, throw it in the sink, call the Doctor, ask him what to write, publish it in the report and hand it to the patient. Obviously the Doctor will set them on a path that brings revenue for him. How much truth there is to this practice. Many of us in big cities go to branded labs like Lal/SRL who don't do such things (hopefully) but what about those who cant afford to. What about smaller cities?
Someone please enlighten me. My parents live in a smaller town, are diabetic and we have had an instance where my father's sugar was told to be 450 only to find out later it was wrong. more