Basic Principles in Diagnostic Testing has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to .5 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Diagnostic tests can be described on the basis of several distinct characteristics, including sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy. This module reviews the basic laboratory medicine principles of diagnostic testing.
After completing this module, learners should:
- Understand the role of diagnostic testing in the diagnostic process
- Understand the general characteristics of diagnostic tests and their impact on test selection
- Understand sequential testing
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