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The Prometheus results should be ignored, totally. IMHO this test is just a money grab by pathologists much like propofol was a few years back by anesthesiologists. Then when everyone started doing it became a craze until patients objected because it is 15 times the cost of conscious sedation which they do not tell you upfront when giving you a choice. As far as Prometheus they give something to the Docs like kickbacks for pushing these tests even though responsible and ethical doctors know they don’t really mean anything. Someone is making money it but it’s not you!

I had an intelligent and honest debate with my GI about the merits of using propofol to sedate scope patients. In the end  he gave in to me because logic compelled him to do so. They mainly do it for reasons of making money for anesthesiologists and moving patients in and out of recovery rooms as quickly possible. Not because it’s actually better. MONEY GRAB for the specialist and the facility as they can scope more people and make more money. All of us should be calling a spade a spade. They will NEVER put propofol in my body.

BF, hit the ignore button on Prometheus results and move on to the MRE which will actually provide some reasonably conclusive scientific evidence. Good luck and review my thread on same. It’s not a horrible test, just long.

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