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Impact of Color Blindness on Accuracy of Dipstick or Other Tests Involving Color Change

Purpose:

To reduce errors when a person who is color blind reads a test with a color change.

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

other testing

ICD-10:

H53.5

Description:

Some diagnostic tests rely on a color change to indicate the result. A person who is color blind may have difficulty reading the result. This can cause a delay in diagnosis or a failure to adjust therapy appropriately.

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