Sink Tests

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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  

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Yash Thanks for the kind words. A Pathologist is someone having specialized in Pathology with usually a MD Path degree or rarely a DCP - Diploma degree. Hope u got it ? :) more  
Dr. Arpan - Very good to have you lead this circle. Sir you can literally bring values in the medical field though this concept. I was not questioning yours credientials. I was more asking about pathologist working at some of these small time labs and even at places like Lal, SRL etc. Do they have an MD Degree? more  
Im a superspecialist with an MD Degree and additional experience in Immunology and Haematology of nearly 2 decades. more  
Good advise Dr. Arpan. Is being a pathologist a qualification. What degree do they have? more  
Yash I have been in the Diagnostic Industry for the past 2 decades and I Have'nt seen this happening. Laxman has a point also .Always get to interract with the Pathologist / Lab Head( Should be atleast a Pathologist ) more  
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