Resources for lab test information

On March 19th, I posted an article regarding information about kidney tests/kidney health from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) (http://www.diabetes.org). I am glad that some of you submitted comments indicating the information was helpful. Others have inquired about information regarding several other lab tests.  In addition to the ADA website, additional resources regarding lab test information are: http://www.webmd.com; http://www.mayoclinic.org; National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, http://www.nkdep.nih.gov; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov; US National Library Of Medicine/National Institute of Health, http://www.nlm.nih.gov..  While I applaud your commitment to be an active, informed participant in your health care management, remember the information presented via any website is often times very general and may not be specific for your particular health situation.  Please note that your Health Care Provider is your best source for interpreting test results, in conjunction with your specific medical conditions, medications, and other factors. The  goal is for you to be a collaborative partner in your health management!

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