Dot Plot

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A diagrammatic depiction of test results as a type of scattergram in which the horizontal axis represents discrete non-continuous variables rather than a continuous scale and the vertical axis is assigned values falling in a range
Lab medicine A format for depicting data—e.g., patient results from an assay—in which results are placed in the context of multiple disease states rather than in a traditional 2 X 2 table of 2 possible test results—positive, negative—and 2 possible clinical states—disease present, disease absent. Dot plots provide information with greater clinical relevance