Document Details of Supplement Use on Med Histories

An FDA warning about biotin (vitamin B7) will be a good reminder to document complete info about supplement use on med histories.

Biotin can skew certain lab results because the tests themselves use biotin. In some cases, extra biotin causes falsely high results...and in others, it causes falsely low results.

For example, a patient taking biotin had a falsely low result for troponin...a protein that rises after the heart has been damaged. A heart attack diagnosis was missed, and the patient died.

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