A diagnosis made on the basis of medical signs and patient-reported symptoms, rather than diagnostic tests. Laboratory diagnosis. A diagnosis based significantly on laboratory reports or test results, rather than the physical examination of the patient.
Diagnostic tests provide objective information about a person’s health. This information can be used for many purposes. Some tests are used for risk assessment purposes to determine the likelihood that a medical condition is, or will become, present. Other tests are used to monitor the course of a disease or to assess a patient’s response to treatments, or even to guide the selection of further tests and treatments.
Related Journals of Clinical diagnostic test
Methods of Information in Medicine, Prenatal Diagnosis, Foetal Diagnosis and Therapy.