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The AAFP has reviewed Tick-borne Diseases, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 02/14/2024 to 02/12/2025. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This session, Basic Principles of diagnostic Testing, is approved for 0.50 AAFP Prescribed credits.

Diagnostic tests can be described on the basis of several distinct characteristics, including sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy. This module reviews the basic laboratory medicine principles of diagnostic testing.

After completing this module, learners should be able to:

  • Recognize the role of diagnostic testing in the diagnostic process
  • Discuss general characteristics of diagnostic tests and their impact on test selection
  • Describe sequential testing