Predictive Value Model for Laboratory Tests: Diagnostic Sensitivity, Diagnostic Specificity, Positive and Negative Predictive Value, Efficiency, Likelihood Ratio ([positive and negative]), Incidence and Prevalence

The differential diagnosis of a disease state begins with a thorough evaluation of a patient using a physical examination and clinical history

Aakifa Aamir; Robert G. Hamilton

2014

Scholarcy highlights

  • The differential diagnosis of a disease state begins with a thorough evaluation of a patient using a physical examination and clinical history
  • The analyte that is measured in the test should provide information about the disease state being evaluated
  • To be considered useful to the diagnostic process, a laboratory test needs to be able to detect or confirm the disease state or disorder, provide information about the pathological process,

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