clinical laboratory test(redirected from Define risk or disease)
clinical laboratory testA 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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