Diagnostic tests can be described on the basis of several distinct characteristics, including sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy. This module reviews the basic laboratory medicine principles of diagnostic testing.
- Understand the role of diagnostic testing in the diagnostic process
- Understand the general characteristics of diagnostic tests and their impact on test selection
- Understand sequential testing
This enduring material activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. The term of approval begins on 07/27/2020 and expires 07/26/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Approved for 0.5 AAFP-prescribed credits.