reflex testing

reflex testing

, reflexive testing
A laboratory test that is automatically obtained when the results of a screening test indicate the need for further study. Examples of reflex tests include determination of the antibiotic sensitivity of bacteria that are identified in culture specimens; and determination of an enzyme immunoassay test for HIV when an antibody test for the virus is present in a sample of body fluids.
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They also allow users to set up ordering rules and automatic reflex testing rules based on results, eliminating the risk of forgetting to do a reflex test and generating the electronic billing change.
MDL's HPV reflex testing includes HPV 16 and HPV 18 RNA expression, HPV 16 viral load, HPV 16 integration status and E6 variants at no additional charge.
This principle is followed in many of the screening tests: mammography before biopsy for breast cancer screening; RPR before treponemal antibody tests in syphilis; and ELISA followed by Western blot for testing of HIV However, this has not been the case in cervical cancer screening since the introduction of HPV reflex testing in 2004.
At East Tennessee State University Clinical Laboratory, to promote appropriate testing and reduce waste, they are using their LIS to automate reflex testing and to develop and automate more complex testing cascades.
Their research has shown that autonomic reflex testing, which measures involuntary changes in heart rate and blood pressure, consistently appear to demonstrate significant changes in those with concussion.
Additionally, conventional clinical techniques used to assess laryngopharyngeal sensory deficits, such gag reflex testing, seem to be of questionable value.
But CLIA also provides that labs may not send PT samples to another laboratory even if they typically send patient specimens out for confirmation or reflex testing.
It seems reasonable not to perform RIBA testing for samples with low positive S/CO ratios, and such an approach would eliminate one of the major costs of performing reflex testing.
Additionally, the xTAG Cystic Fibrosis 60 Kit v2 does not require reflex testing.
We hypothesised that pre-analytical errors would influence interpretative comments and have a further impact on requests for reflex testing.