Call for crackdown on ‘scam’ tests

Experts are calling for a crackdown on “scam” pathology tests, which they claim are endangering the health of thousands of Australians.

The Friends of Science in Medicine has warned tests such as live blood analysis, clot retraction, iridology and hair analysis for ‘toxins’ had no scientific basis and could yield inaccurate results and diagnoses (see box below).

In an advisory paper to the Federal Government, the group, backed by the Royal College of Pathologists of