(Closed) NWR Blood test results mix up… what would you do?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: If this were you, would you retake
    1. nothing--I already know my bloodtype : (0 votes)
    2. everything--if they mixed up one, they may all be mixed up : (30 votes)
    97 %
    3. just the blood type test (and the antibody test, which is done from the same tube) : (1 votes)
    3 %
    4. other (please explain) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2095 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I spent my whole life thinking I was O+. When I had my son 13 years ago I found out I was A+. It is possible just the blood type was wrng, but I would retest everything.

    Post # 4
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    46153 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If you are quite sure what your blood type was, then I would demand that all tests be repeated at their expense. There is no logical way to get a blood type wong, unless the specimen they were testing wasn’t yours. In that case, all the other results would also be in doubt.

    Post # 5
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    463 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I agree with julies1949.  I would definitely have all the test repeated at their expense. 

    Post # 6
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    877 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    The blood typing and antibody screen are likely done from blood collected in the same tube, so I would get those 2 tests repeated for sure. While the CBC is also tested from that same type of tube, they probably would have collected 2 of those tubes because the sample needs to go to different departments of the lab. 

    It’s hard to say if the collector mislabeled your tubes at the point of collection or if the results got mixed up at the point of testing, so your safest bet would be to repeat all of the tests.

    Post # 7
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    7293 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Definitely repeat them, at their expense.

    I wish I could test myself! I don’t trust anything or anyone any more with stuff like my health and DNA . Too many horror stories!

    Post # 8
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    1486 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @ritsi_bitsi: I agree with everything you said.

    Post # 10
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    2496 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    @PasteMoo: If you’re on tricare, they definitely must retest you for free! If they try to charge you, that’s considered fraud.

    Do you go to a MTF or a civilian provider?  If it’s civilian, you can always change your PCM on DEERS go to a new doctor.  If the second results come back skewed also, I would look into switching because you wouldn’t want any doubt in your mind that your doctor can get you accurate results.

    Post # 11
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    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I would want them all done again.

    Post # 13
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    2496 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    @PasteMoo: Yes it does!!  I have a civilian doctor right now who is great, but I went on to see how I would go about changing it if needed — it’s a really annoying process to even get on the website to do it!  I can’t go to a military one right now because DH is in school and I don’t live close enough to a base.

    Post # 14
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    13101 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’d get them all redone.  If one test got mixed up, I’d want comfirmation that none of the other tests were mixed up too.

    Post # 15
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    2095 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @PasteMoo: I had them double-check it in the hospital to make sure that everything was correct. My son had jaundice real bad and might have needed a blood donor. I was floored when they told me I couldn’t donate since he was an O.

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