diagnostic yield

The likelihood that a test or procedure will provide the information needed to establish a diagnosis
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diagnostic yield

The likelihood that a test or procedure will provide the information needed to establish a diagnosis. See Clinical decision making.
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Equipped with state-of-the-art endoscopes, experts at the endoscopy department adapt the latest practices to improve diagnostic yield, including using high definition scopes for gastrointestinal procedures that allow extremely clear views and improved detection of abnormal growth in the esophagus, stomach and colon.
Diagnostic yield of various genetic approaches in patients with unexplained developmental delay or mental retardation.
(8) Diagnostic yield for FNAs of the kidney is operator dependent, and the yield may be low if the radiologist is not adept at performing FNA.
However, with the tests currently available, the diagnostic yield has only been possible in 40% of the cases.
Two studies recently published in the Lancet sought to determine the incremental diagnostic yield of prenatal whole exome sequencing (WES) in the setting of fetal structural anomalies when karyotype and microarray results were normal.
Bronchial washing Gene Xpert has an excellent diagnostic yield for detection of MTB in sputumscarce cases of suspected PTB.
[3,4] However, in the study of Moonim et al., high diagnostic yield of EBUS-TBNA for HL was observed with a sensitivity of 79%.
[6] Imprint smears from bronchial biopsy has also been found to give a good diagnostic yield. [7] Better diagnostic yield is often obtained when cytologic techniques are used together with bronchial biopsy.
Several reports have confirmed the diagnostic value of EBUS TBNA for the biopsy of meditational lymph nodes in patients with suspected sarcoidosis9-10 as an example one study of 258 patients with suspected cases found that the diagnostic yield increased from 66 to 78 when TBNA was Added to transbronchial biopsy11.
Objective: To determine the diagnostic yield of epidemiological and radiological data in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) patients.
This potentially improves the diagnostic yield, reduces the number of FNA passes, and decreases the incidence of repeat procedures.