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Some lab tests provide a simple "yes" or "no" answer. For instance, was the test positive for the bacteria that cause strep throat? Many other tests, however, are reported as numbers or values. Laboratory test results reported as numbers are not meaningful by themselves. Read full article.
Excess biotin in the blood from supplements can cause some, but not all, lab test results to be either falsely increased or falsely decreased, causing healthcare practitioners to misdiagnose and mistreat their patients. Learn about common tests affected by biotin and what to ask your healthcare practitioner.
Over 50 million Americans live with an autoimmune disease. Use the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association's (AARDA) resource center for information about autoimmune diseases, support, and general information to help patients, caregivers, and family members better understand autoimmunity. Learn more.