If the finding contains this comment, the test should be repeated after a short time.
TO BE REPEATED
Mostly due to some technical issue, the sample is inadequate for testing (e.g., low quantity, wrong tube type, or damaged during centrifugation).
The most common comments about a sample could be:
- hemolyzed: disintegrated red blood cells may interfere with certain measurements
- lipemic: high levels of blood fats, which affects the measurement
For various reasons, the result cannot be issued, the test must be repeated from a new sample.
The test has not been completed yet, results are expected later.
Usually a proposal for further tests.