Test purpose

Test purpose describes the intended clinical application of the test and how the test information will be used to improve clinical management in practice.


Example:

  • HbA1c as a diagnostic marker of diabetes mellitus.
  • HbA1c as a monitoring test to assess diabetes control.
  • hs-cTn for diagnosing ACS.
  • hs-cTn as a prognostic marker for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.





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