Skip to Main Content

++

Laboratory tests, which provide the clinician with insight into the physiological status of an individual, are tools helpful in determining a diagnosis when used as an adjunct to the patient history and physical examination. Laboratory tests can be used for screening, diagnosing, and monitoring patient health and disease.

++

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the Department of Health and Human Services regulate or laboratory testing (except research) performed on human beings in United States through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).1

++

The interpretation of a laboratory test result is made using a reference range for the age and sex of the patient which is the interval between and including below and up a reference limits. The interval is determined statistically by the assay of the analyte of interest in a selected population.1 The range reflects the selected population only. The traditional reference range for quantitative test is the range of values of the central 95% of the healthy population.1 Reference ranges are reported in the same units as the test result and depend on the method used.

++

The tables (Tables 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6) that follow are intended for guidance only.

++
Table Graphic Jump Location
Appendix Table 1. Intervention Categories 

Want remote access to your institution's subscription?

Sign in to your MyAccess profile while you are actively authenticated on this site via your institution (you will be able to verify this by looking at the top right corner of the screen - if you see your institution's name, you are authenticated). Once logged in to your MyAccess profile, you will be able to access your institution's subscription for 90 days from any location. You must be logged in while authenticated at least once every 90 days to maintain this remote access.

Ok

About MyAccess

If your institution subscribes to this resource, and you don't have a MyAccess profile, please contact your library's reference desk for information on how to gain access to this resource from off-campus.

Subscription Options

AccessPhysiotherapy Full Site: One-Year Subscription

Connect to the full suite of AccessPhysiotherapy content and resources including interactive NPTE review, more than 500 videos, Anatomy & Physiology Revealed, 20+ leading textbooks, and more.

$595 USD
Buy Now

Pay Per View: Timed Access to all of AccessPhysiotherapy

24 Hour Subscription $34.95

Buy Now

48 Hour Subscription $54.95

Buy Now

Pop-up div Successfully Displayed

This div only appears when the trigger link is hovered over. Otherwise it is hidden from view.