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September 23, 1974

Laboratory Test Results Altered by "The Pill"

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pathology, Upstate Medical Center, State University of New York, Syracuse, NY. Dr. Weindling is a fellow in Clinical Pathology.

JAMA. 1974;229(13):1762-1768. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230510036019

Oral contraceptive agents have many diverse and important extragenital effects, as manifested by alterations in laboratory test results. Drug therapy, as with oral contraceptive agents, is only one of many variables that must be considered in the knowledgeable interpretation and application of laboratory-generated data.

(JAMA 229:1762-1768, 1974)