clinical laboratory test

clinical laboratory test

A generic term for any test regarded as having value in assessing health or disease states
Clinical laboratory test purposes
Define risk or disease, eg detect hyperglycemia, hypercholesterolemia
Stratify a person into a disease or nondisease state, in which the population is bimodal with overlapping parameters, which include above normal without disease and low normal with disease
Monitor a condition, eg glucose for DM, cholesterol for ASHD (CAP Today, 1994; 8:34)
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This book contains virtually every clinical laboratory test in use and the values associated with various disease states.
offers a unique menu of clinical laboratory test results, selected based on their ability to discern the information required to understand each patient's disease state.
Autoverification of Clinical Laboratory Test Results; Approved Guideline (AUTO10-A), recently published by Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI, formerly NCCLS), provides a general framework that will allow each laboratory to easily design, implement, validate, and customize rules for autoverification based on the needs of its own patient population.
The study has been continually updated to evaluate the usefulness of established procedures, including routine admission tests, respiratory care, diagnostic imaging, cardiac care, ECGs, chest x-rays, and clinical laboratory tests.
Additionally, a reference I find immensely useful is Donald Young's three-volume series: Effects of Drugs on Clinical Laboratory Tests, Effects of Disease on Clinical Laboratory Tests, and Effects of Preanalytic Variables on Clinical Laboratory Tests.
4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The foundation for 70% of physician decision-making, clinical laboratory tests are one of the most critical elements in preventing chronic illness, curtailing epidemics, and improving cancer care.
Young, MD, PhD, affectionately known as "The Effects Series" (particularly Effects of Drugs on Clinical Laboratory Tests and Effects of Preanalytic Variables on Clinical Laboratory Tests) (1,2), provide a fairly comprehensive bibliography of the effects of radiographic agents on a number of specific tests.
Participants will be examined by an arthritis specialist, take part in clinical laboratory tests and receive research medication at no cost.
Clinical laboratory tests are furnished in three distinct settings: independent laboratories, hospital laboratories, and physician office laboratories.
Under the Code of Maryland Regulations, a state license is necessary to perform clinical laboratory tests in Maryland.
Diagnostic tests or clinical laboratory tests have a very important role in the diagnosis of any disease and in the healthcare system.
The Senate bill would require Medicare beneficiaries to pay 20 percent of the cost of all clinical laboratory tests ordered by their physicians.

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