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1

Why are lab test used?

-screening
-diagnosis
-monitoring
-prognosis
-inform clinical decision

2

What is POCT?

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

3

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

-PKU in neonates
-Cervical cancer using smears

4

How can lab tests be used in diagnosis?

can confirm or reject a clinical diagnosis

5

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.

6

How can lab test be used in prognosis?

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