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My Opinion: 第某章： Man and His Physical Examination and Laboratory Tests: Laboratory testing has developed into the most essential portion of a physical examination or seeing a doctor. The number of testing becomes overwhelming. A patient suffering liver ailment once required only two or three tests on his lab slip; now his or her physician would check off “liver panel” and the total results could range from 8 to 12 items. There are now, lipid panels, renal function panels, cancer panels and whatever the lab has decided. The screening panel of most Preventive Physical Examinations includes very complicated blood tests. These screening panels are available to all healthy people who can afford to have it done. By paying extra, the patient could sign up for executive panel. Patients eventually receive a very impressive copy of printout; the abnormal test results were highlighted with 『Warnings to follow up with a physician』.
According to research, about 5 per cent of all tests performed on a healthy patient are out of the normal range. Quite so often I would encounter a worried patient with his or her printout, and after reviewing the entire report, my reassurance is as follows: 男人和他的身體檢查, 檢驗結果及醫生的選擇： 檢驗室測試已經發展成為體檢或看醫生最重要的一部分。測試的項目之繁複變得勢不可擋。多年前肝臟疾病患者，只需要兩個或三個測試; 現在他或她的醫生必將檢查 “肝組合” ，總的結果可以從8至12項。目前，血脂組，腎功能組套，癌症代碼 tumor marker 等的組合項目也目不暇給, 檢驗科如果決定更多的項目也可以。 統計結果,預防體檢包括了非常複雜的抽血化驗。任何健康的人都可以要求作 這些檢查, 據研究，一個健康的病人約5%佔所有測試的不正常範圍內。我常常會遇到患者擔心他或她的整套健檢報告中的不正常，經過看完了整份報告後，我如下的回答是常見的：
“ I am so worried about these highlighted areas. What does it mean? I have high cholesterol and I must see a heart specialist?” 我真耽心這些用營光筆強調的地方, 我看不懂為甚麼血脂肪高要看心臟專家?
“ It says my blood sugar is low, do I have sugar problems.” 我的血糖低,我有糖尿病的問題嗎? “My white blood cell is low, am I in trouble.” 我的白血球過高,我一定有問題了.
“My kidney test is abnormal, am I going to need renal dialysis someday?” 我的腎功能不正常, 要洗腎嗎?
“ My thyroid level is elevated, why?” 我的甲狀腺檢查數據過高, 為甚麼呢?
We now realized that these multiple tests are causing more problems than their benefits. As a physician spends more time explaining the trivial abnormalities, precious time are taken away from taking care of the patient’s real health issues. 我們目前終於發這些多餘的不正常檢驗結果反而浪費了醫生跟病人談病情的寶貴時間.
These were done in Chinese originally, however, through the kind suggestions of readers of my blog, I attempt to input the English version as well. These are all first draft and no editing done, please bear with my own Author-assistant-typist All in One situation~ Great weekend to you~ Dr. Helen Chang