(via The Consumerist)
I did not know this.Ã‚Â Apparently Metabolite has a patent on the fact “The level of an amino acid called homocysteine is measured in a patient’s blood or urine and, if elevated, it can be correlated with a deficiency of folic acid, or B12.”Ã‚Â And there is a lawsuit against the company Laboratory Testing Company for violating this patent.Ã‚Â Also, supposedly I’ve broken the law by quoting that fact.
The Supreme Court has to decide the following question:
if a doctor looks at a patient’s test results and even thinks that sentence, has he broken the law?
I don’t have much faith in our courts to make a good decision here, but we’ll see.