[CME Laboratory 62: How to Assess the Utililty of Laboratory Tests? D-Dimers as an Example].

Nagler, Michael (2020). [CME Laboratory 62: How to Assess the Utililty of Laboratory Tests? D-Dimers as an Example]. Praxis, 109(7), pp. 539-545. Hogrefe 10.1024/1661-8157/a003491

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CME Laboratory 62: How to Assess the Utililty of Laboratory Tests? D-Dimers as an Example Abstract. Clinicians request laboratory tests or interpret the results several times a day. There remains the question of the value of a test result for the individual patient. How to select the right test among all the tests provided by large laboratories? This article wants to provide guidance for clinicians on how to estimate the utility of laboratory tests. Using the example of D-Dimers, we discuss the purpose of laboratory testing, summarize risks of applying tests to patients, illustrate the role of testing in the process of care, and show how to ask the right questions. We also summarize the factors that affect the utility of tests and discuss how to assess studies evaluating the diagnostic accuracy.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Institute of Clinical Chemistry

UniBE Contributor:

Nagler, Michael

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1661-8157

Publisher:

Hogrefe

Language:

German

Submitter:

Karin Balmer

Date Deposited:

09 Nov 2020 15:34

Last Modified:

09 Nov 2020 15:34

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/1661-8157/a003491

PubMed ID:

32456589

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Diagnostic accuracy Diagnostische Genauigkeit clinical chemistry tests/standards klinisch-chemische Tests/Standards predictive value of tests prädiktiver Wert der Tests

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.147751

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/147751

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