Allegations as found proven at the final hearing
While registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council as a Biomedical Scientist, you:
1. On or around 24 November 2015, conducted a High Performance Liquid Chromatograph test of a sample provided by Patient X and you provided inaccurate and/or misleading information to him in that you reported that;
a) the high excretion of Homocysteine found in the sample was indicative of 'a significantly disrupted brain metabolism';
b) [Not found proved]
c) the results indicated "decreased glycogen deposition both in the liver and the brain", which is inaccurate as a biopsy would be needed to confirm this;
d) the patient's "ketonuria clearly indicates that there is a serious problem with any normal cell respiration and general metabolism", which is inaccurate as such a statement should not be made on the basis of urine tests without further clinical enquiries and/ or investigations.
e) that the results confirmed that the patient had "a lack of glucose, oxygen, vitamins A and E and possibly magnesium in some brain areas", which is inaccurate as it not possible to assert these findings from the results of the urine test;
f) distinguished between the peripheral (body) homocysteine and central (brain) homocysteine, which is inaccurate as it is not possible to differentiate between 'brain' and 'peripheral' homocysteine in urine.
2. Acted outside of the scope of your practice in providing advice to Patient X in that you:
a) stated that "buproprion and amantadine will not resolve the metabolic problem but will mask them";
b) made recommendations about homeopathic remedies.
c) advised Patient X to change his diet and/or to take different supplements;
d) provided Patient X with a clinical interpretation of the results of tests you conducted.
3. The matters set out in paragraphs 1 - 2 constitute misconduct and/or lack of competence.
4. By reason of your misconduct and/or lack of competence your fitness to practise is impaired.