Understanding test results for infectious diseases : consider the likelihood of disease before performing laboratory testing
Corporate Authors:National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (U.S.). Division of Vector Borne Diseases. Bacterial Diseases Branch.
Description:The likelihood that a patient has a disease depends on many factors:
• Has the patient been in an area where the disease is found?
• Does the patient have signs and symptoms typical ofthe disease?
• Does the patient have risk factors for contracting or developing the disease?
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