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Getting the right diagnosis.

Diagnostic tests are variety of procedures done by physicians to screen for, detect and monitor diseases and conditions. It is used to gather clinical information necessary for making a diagnosis. The scope of diagnostic test ranges from signs and symptoms elicited during imaging tests, clinical examination, to pathologic, biochemical, and psychological tests.

Getting the right diagnosis is a crucial aspect of health care or clinical practice as it provides an explanation of a patient's health problem and informs whether a patient has or does not have a condition. Adequate degree of reliability and validity are the most basic parameters that need to be established about any clinical test.