In vitro medical test

In vitro medical tests or testing strategies utilize laboratory assays of biomarkers in a specific clinical context and for a specific clinical purpose (see below), in a specific patient population.

Example
  • Serial cTn testing for diagnosing acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in patients with symptoms of acute chest pain.
  • HbA1c as a monitoring test to assess treatment effect in type 1 or type 2 diabetic patients.

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