Diagnostic tests make it possible to identify the microorganism causing an infectious disease and to perform susceptibility testing to prescribe the most appropriate treatment. They also make it possible to detect non-infectious diseases.
Companies in the food-processing, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries use specific diagnostic tests to monitor the microbiological quality of products and their manufacturing environment. Along the entire production chain, industry uses these quality control tools to help ensure the safety of products such as infant formula and vaccines, thus contributing to the protection of consumer health.
The use of diagnostic tests is a crucial aspect of clinical practice since they assist clinicians in establishing whether a patient has or does not have a particular condition. In order for any clinical test to be used most appropriately, it is essential that several parameters be established regarding the test and that these are made known to clinicians to inform their clinical decision making.
These include the test’s sensitivity, specificity, predictive values, and likelihood ratios. This article reviews their importance as well as provides an illustrative example that highlights how knowledge of the parameters for a given test allows clinicians to better interpret their test findings in practice.
The center provides screening and testing for specific genetic, medical or obstetrical conditions, and consultation and management of genetic, medical or obstetrical disorders that are identified.
Health Plus Diagnostic
Address: C-5, Chalantika, Garia Station Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700084
Phone number: 91-098-30878119
Sparsh Diagnostic Centre
Address: 231/1 NSC Bose Rd, Usha Gate Bus Stop, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700047
Phone number: 98-301-17733
Address: 5A, Bakul Bagan Rd, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700025
Phone number: 80-179-26213
Address: 390-B, Jodhpur Park, Kolkata, West Bengal
Phone number: +91-33-24734068, 24738008
Alipore Diagnostic Centre
Address: 11-C, Chetla Central Road, Kolkata, West Bengal
Phone number: +91-33-24480769
Amoy Polyclinic & Diagnostic Centre
Address: 40-D, Gariahat Road, Kolkata, West Bengal
Phone number: +91-33-24148863