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When a Patient Can't Tell the Truth, Test Results Can


These lab results don’t seem quite right. Are the results incorrect, or do they reveal a life-threatening secret that the patient is hiding from her mother?


Mary Kay Liggins, MS
Laboratory Supervisor
Scripps Health, San Diego, CA

Mary Kay Liggins is a seasoned clinical laboratory scientist who has spent her career working in a variety of laboratory settings, including the research and development branch of a diagnostic company and a hospital's clinical laboratory. She currently oversees two rapid response labs that service urgent care centers and outpatient physician offices.


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