multiphasic screening


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to multiphasic screening: mass screening

screening

 [skrēn´ing]
examination or testing of a group of individuals to separate those who are well from those who have an undiagnosed disease or defect or who are at high risk.
health screening in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as detecting health risks or problems by means of history, examination, and other procedures.
multiphasic screening (multiple screening) that in which various diagnostic procedures are employed during the same screening program.
prescriptive screening that performed for the early detection of disease or disease precursors in apparently well individuals so that health care can be provided early in the course of the disease or before the disease becomes manifest.
screening (omaha) in the omaha system, a target definition in the intervention scheme, denoting individual or group testing procedures, including measurements of vision, hearing, height, weight, development, scoliosis, blood pressure, and other qualities.

mul·ti·pha·sic screen·ing

the routine use of multiple tests, usually biochemical, for the purpose of detecting disease at a preventable or curable stage.

mul·ti·pha·sic screen·ing

(mŭltē-fā-zik skrēning)
Routine use of multiple tests to detect disease at a preventable or curable stage.
References in periodicals archive ?
This figure was based primarily on the results of a large multiphasic screening program reported by Gilbertsen.
In this case, we are reasonably confident about our prevalence estimate, which was derived from the multiphasic screening project reported by Gilbertsen.[10] The positive predictive value of prostate examination for cancer, however, could only be estimated because of the lack of reliable information on the sensitivity and specificity of the rectal examination for prostate cancer.
At enrollment, approximately 60% of the HIE families were randomly selected to undergo a multiphasic screening examination.

Full browser ?