Clinical Laboratory Testing Cycle and Diagnostic Decision Making
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Clinical Laboratory Testing Cycle and Diagnostic Decision Making

Explore the significance of clinical laboratory testing in diagnostic decision making, including identifying nutrient deficiencies, detecting health changes, and evaluating bodily functions. The discussion encompasses general approaches to ordering tests and real-world examples.

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What are the three phases of the laboratory testing cycle?

Pre-analytic, analytic, post-analytic

What is the main focus of clinical pathology?

Using laboratory testing to diagnose and manage diseases

Which function is NOT mentioned as being evaluated by clinical laboratory tests?

Respiratory function

What is the purpose of the receiver-operator characteristic (ROC) curves in laboratory testing?

<p>To assess diagnostic accuracy at specific cutoff values for a test</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary goal of clinical pathology?

<p>To provide vital information for diagnosing diseases</p> Signup and view all the answers

How can laboratory tests in clinical pathology be used in the preoperative phase of surgery?

<p>To provide important diagnostic information</p> Signup and view all the answers

What role does clinical pathology play in patient management?

<p>Tracking the effectiveness of treatment</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are some substances that laboratory tests in clinical pathology can detect and quantify in the body?

<p>Hormones and infectious agents</p> Signup and view all the answers

How does clinical pathology contribute to public health?

<p>By identifying outbreaks of infectious diseases</p> Signup and view all the answers

In what way has the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of clinical pathology?

<p>By tracking hotspots and spread of the virus</p> Signup and view all the answers

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