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Family Medicine pp 1821-1827 | Cite as

Office Laboratory

  • Paul Fischer

Abstract

Medical laboratories have become an important tool for the clinician and a vital component of our health care system. Laboratory testing now accounts for 10% of all medical costs. Furthermore, the use of laboratory testing is increasing at an annual rate of 16%. Tests that are now considered routine were in many cases unavailable to even research laboratories of 20 years ago. The growth of the laboratory sciences has been responsible for changes in both medical care and our understanding of illness.

Keywords

Positive Test True Negative Negative Test Truth Table Infectious Mononucleosis 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

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  • Paul Fischer

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