Strictly speaking, there is a difference between diagnostic yield and diagnostic accuracy.
Diagnostic yield is the likelihood that a test or procedure will provide the information needed to establish a diagnosis. 206 more words
Don’t let the title scare you – these are some of the easiest, least intimidating diagnostic tests you can have. They’re commonly used because they’re noninvasive (no poking or prodding needed!) and they can give a lot of information about the heart or the brain. 367 more words
Pertussis serodiagnosis is increasingly being used in the United States despite the lack of a US Food and Drug Administration-approved, commercially available assay. To better understand the utility of these assays in diagnosing pertussis, serology assays were evaluated for analytical parameters and clinical accuracy. 282 more words
Today I had a pre-op assessment prior to surgery which is in less than 3 weeks. I wasn’t surprised they wanted to see me beforehand, I’m not as straightforward as most women my age, & as I already had an appointment to have blood work done that my rheumatologist had requested it made sense to get everything done on the same day, so I did that this morning. 1,068 more words