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A 22-year-old female asked:

Is canadian blood test values or measurements diffrent from american?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes.: We all look at the same tests. But blood test "normals" are based upon each laboratories definition of normal. There is no standard. As you might imagine, normal is different depending upon the type of patient you are measuring. Babies, elderly, females, ethnic groups- all have different "normals.".
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 30 years experience
Essentially the same: You must look at the normal range stated on the lab report. Each lab regardless of country will have a slightly different normal range.
Last updated Nov 5, 2013

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