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A Lab Prevents a Lifetime of Misdiagnoses


Even though a patient’s lab tests indicate that he has a hyperactive thyroid, his symptoms worsen when he receives treatment for this condition. Can the lab figure out why his symptoms don’t match his test results?

Stephen R. Master, MD, PhD
Director, Central Lab Services, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Master previously served as director of a hospital central laboratory in a large academic medical center overseeing clinical chemistry, hematology, and coagulation testing. He recently assumed a new position that allows him to focus on applying computational pathology to pediatric disorders of metabolism. He is also interested in using new computer-based approaches to understand patient laboratory test results and quality.

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