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Screening Tests

Screening Tests The Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE creening tests are used to identify a condition in people who may have a disease before the symptoms are obvious (early detection). Screening tests may include blood tests, imaging (x-ray or computed tomography scans), or testing Sof a person’s ability to complete a task. Some examples of screening tests are blood tests in newborns for thyroid disease and cystic fibrosis, and blood lead level tests and hearing tests in children. In adults, examples of screening tests are Papanicolaou (Pap) tests for cervical cancer, mammograms for breast cancer, blood pressure measurements for hypertension, blood glucose measurement for diabetes, and colonoscopy for colorectal cancer. WHEN ARE SCREENING TESTS USED? FOR MORE INFORMATION • The condition is serious. • Early treatment may improve outcome, be easier • Agency for Healthcare Research • A delay of treatment may to tolerate than more intense treatments later in and Quality be harmful. the disease course, or decrease the transmission www.ahrq.gov/ppip/healthywom • A treatment is available if the of the disease to others (if it is an infection). .pdf condition is detected early. • Thediseaseiscommon. www.ahrq.gov/ppip/healthymen .pdf www.ahrq.gov/consumer/quicktips HOW DO SCREENING TESTS WORK? /tiptests.pdf A perfect http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Screening Tests

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The Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE creening tests are used to identify a condition in people who may have a disease before the symptoms are obvious (early detection). Screening tests may include blood tests, imaging (x-ray or computed tomography scans), or testing Sof a person’s ability to complete a task. Some examples of screening tests are blood tests in newborns for thyroid disease and cystic fibrosis, and blood lead level tests and hearing tests in...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2012.144651
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23512066
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Abstract

The Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE creening tests are used to identify a condition in people who may have a disease before the symptoms are obvious (early detection). Screening tests may include blood tests, imaging (x-ray or computed tomography scans), or testing Sof a person’s ability to complete a task. Some examples of screening tests are blood tests in newborns for thyroid disease and cystic fibrosis, and blood lead level tests and hearing tests in children. In adults, examples of screening tests are Papanicolaou (Pap) tests for cervical cancer, mammograms for breast cancer, blood pressure measurements for hypertension, blood glucose measurement for diabetes, and colonoscopy for colorectal cancer. WHEN ARE SCREENING TESTS USED? FOR MORE INFORMATION • The condition is serious. • Early treatment may improve outcome, be easier • Agency for Healthcare Research • A delay of treatment may to tolerate than more intense treatments later in and Quality be harmful. the disease course, or decrease the transmission www.ahrq.gov/ppip/healthywom • A treatment is available if the of the disease to others (if it is an infection). .pdf condition is detected early. • Thediseaseiscommon. www.ahrq.gov/ppip/healthymen .pdf www.ahrq.gov/consumer/quicktips HOW DO SCREENING TESTS WORK? /tiptests.pdf A perfect

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Published: Mar 20, 2013

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