Diagnostic Testing

Last Updated: January 6, 2019

Definition - What does Diagnostic Testing mean?

Diagnostic testing, within a health and wellness context, refers to any testing used to determine the type and severity of a condition. Diagnostic testing methods are used in medicine to diagnose or detect a medical condition. Diagnostic testing may also be used to rule out the existence of a condition or determine its stage or progression.

WorkplaceTesting explains Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic testing aids in diagnosing or identifying both physical and mental medical conditions. Diagnostic tests may be used to evaluate many conditions, including injuries or diseases. Many forms of testing are included in the category of diagnostic testing. Examples of diagnostic tests include X-rays, blood tests, MRIs, and stress tests. If the test is being used to identify or gain more information about a condition, then it is diagnostic in nature.

This definition was written in the context of Health and Wellness
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