Posts tagged erythropoeitin

When You Hear Hoofbeats

  • Tutor: So what do you all think is going on with the patient's blood tests?
  • A: Well, that hematocrit is abnormally high. Perhaps a result of the volume depletion?
  • B: I agree, she has been dehydrated for some time, with the extra exercise she has been doing, I think it is a matter of concentration.
  • C: Or maybe she is blood doping.
  • A: What?
  • C: She has been exercising more. Maybe she needed an edge in an upcoming competition.
  • B: EPO? Really? She is fourteen.
  • C: You never know.
  • Tutor: Hm. So I am just going to override you there and say the patient is not blood doping. What else do you guys have?