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Discrepancy Between Serum Level and Physiologic Marker in Noncompliant Patient

Purpose:

To identify noncompliance as the cause of a discrepancy between a drug or hormone level and a marker of its effect.

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

compliance/adherence

ICD-10:

Description:

Some patients are noncompliant with a medication, only to take a large dose before a visit to their doctor. This can cause a discrepancy between the serum levels of a drug or hormone and a physiologic marker for its effect.

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