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Laboratory Oak Horiz

Laboratory

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diagnostic tests ... performed on a patient to clarify the nature of a disease based on the patient’s current signs and symptoms. Example: CBC (complete blood count)
screening tests ... performed on a person who is thought to be well. It is used as a preventative measure for epidemic diseases or serious medical problems that may have irreparable damage. Example: PSA
panel tests ... are given when several related tests are performed on one specimen Example: electrolyte panel
function testing ... tests the capacity of an organ or tissue to perform its normal function is assessed. Example: liver function tests
slide tests qualitative tests performed on a glass , plastic, slip, disc, or microscopic slide designed to be performed simply and rapidly by persons without technical training
quantitative tests ... measure the levels of normal bodily substances as well as substances not normally present in the body
qualitative tests assess the size, shape, and grouping of cells
Created by: smithson