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Articles  |   December 1991
Realistic expectations of laboratory testing
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Articles   |   December 1991
Realistic expectations of laboratory testing
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, December 1991, Vol. 91, 1223. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1991.91.12.1223
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, December 1991, Vol. 91, 1223. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1991.91.12.1223
Abstract

The ordering, reviewing, and interpreting of laboratory tests require recognition and familiarity with the concepts of normal values, sensitivity, specificity, predictive values, and prevalence. The significance of these test properties in clinical decision-making is explained.