esoteric test

esoteric test

Lab medicine The analysis of 'rare' substances or molecules that are not performed in a routine clinical lab. See DORA.
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All laboratory service categories except for esoteric test turnaround time had median percentage values of excellent/ good ratings between 75.
I also use it whenever an esoteric test is requested in conjunction with a disease state for which I was unaware that an association existed.
Once a month, we get her request for a very esoteric test neither our lab nor our reference lab offers.
Networks of networks within larger geographic regions can provide interregional logistical support for esoteric test exchanges.
To perform the entire panoply of prenatal and early neonatal screening tests now costs upwards of $3,000--and that figure does not include the more esoteric tests that some providers are ordering.
The menu includes routine tests such as those for thyroid function, reproductive endocrinology, cardiac status and tumor markers; as well as esoteric tests such as those for infectious disease, diabetes and bone metabolism.
Its comprehensive and flexible test menu allows the consolidation of a wide range of routine and esoteric tests including routinely run chemistries, specific proteins, and therapeutic drugs and drugs-of-abuse on one easy-to-use platform.
He noted that while routine tests are priced at $30 each on average, esoteric tests averages $120 each.
The distribution of the assay complements Enzo Clinical Labs' programme for developing and commercialising available esoteric tests, particularly in women's health.
The growing demand for molecular testing poses some distinct challenges for laboratories: molecular labs using paper-based workflows may find it challenging to meet the expected volume of genetic or esoteric tests, and paper-based systems make it difficult to manage quality control and inventory.
The reference lab can work with the hospital to provide educational materials, speakers, and online resources to help educate physicians on the use and interpretation of esoteric tests.