and some Dr.'s only see a "case" before them, not a child. They order test after test, lab after lab, and then tell you to come back for more.
Recently the kid's allergist referred us to a hospital for genetic testing. When the Dr. at the hospital called to tell us it was negative, he told us that we needed to do 2 more rounds of genetic testing, and I asked my
husband why didn't they do it all at the same time? He also ordered more tests, so many in fact, that we were needed to stay at the hospital for 5 days to get them done. During those 5 days, we were supposed check in at 8 am, leave around 5 and repeat, sounds a little much don't you think? Thankfully the kid's allergist called to check on us one snowy day and we started talking about the tests. He agreed that some Dr.'s forget they are treating children and that some tests they ordered were not necessary. I asked how any parent without an M.D behind there name would know which tests were necessary or not, and he put it so simply. His advice is "Ask the Dr. ordering all the tests will getting the
answer to this test change the course of my child's treatment?" If the answer is no, it's a test that will do nothing but possibly give you the exact name of the condition since so many have subtypes, but will do nothing to help your child. In his opinion these tests should be avoided. If the answer is yes, then these are tests that should be