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Why are lab test used?

-inform clinical decision


What is POCT?

POCT is laboratory testing performed in the clinical setting by non-healthcare professionals


Give 2 examples of detection of sub-clinical disease using screening methods?

-PKU in neonates
-Cervical cancer using smears


How can lab tests be used in diagnosis?

can confirm or reject a clinical diagnosis


Why are lab tests used in monitoring?

To see if the patient is responding to treatment or whether they need another course or action or are having an ADR.


How can lab test be used in prognosis?

they can predict the course or outcome of a disease such as using tumour markers