Overview of Diagnostic Tests

Diagnostic tests are used to detect, confirm, or rule out the presence of a disease or medical condition. They can be used to screen for certain conditions in people who are at increased risk; to evaluate the effects of treatment; or to monitor disease progression.

There are a number of different types of diagnostic tests. Common tests and procedures include the following:

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Published: 06 Mar 2008

Last Modified: 25 Jan 2012