Biotin May Interfere with Lab Tests: The Impact Is Coast to Coast
Title: Biotin May Interfere with Lab Tests: The Impact Is Coast to Coast
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Presenter: Spencer Waitman, MLS (ASCP)
Unless otherwise noted, P.A.C.E.™ accreditation will expire six months after the live webinar.
Reduce the Risk of Corrupted Test Results
Biotin, popular for its use in health and beauty routines, is the best selling supplement on Amazon.com. Retail stores report high sales of the supplement in 10,000mcg/dose formulations. While biotin is safe, it can cause interference in laboratory tests.
In this P.A.C.E-accredited Fisher Healthcare webinar, Spencer Waitman will discuss how biotin interferes with certain technologies, the impact of that interference, and ways to mitigate the risk of reporting erroneous test results.
This webinar will help you:
- Summarize the magnitude of biotin consumption in the U.S.
- Identify the ways in which biotin can interfere with lab test results
- Discuss methods to reduce the risk of biotin interference
This webinar is produced by Whitehat Communications, a provider of continuing education programs in clinical laboratory sciences that has been approved by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. Program. One P.A.C.E. credit hour will be provided for this complimentary, basic-level program.
Spencer Waitman, MLS (ASCP)
Spencer Waitman is the Laboratory Director at Medical Family Care Inc. in Anchorage, Alaska. With over 15 years of experience in clinical lab medicine, he’s a leader in providing clinical decision support for patients. Waitman has successfully started a lab and frequently consults with other healthcare providers on test selection and interpretation.