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Test Utilization Resources for Clinicians


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What are Algorithms?

An algorithm is a step-by-step procedure to guide clinicians and laboratorians in appropriate laboratory test ordering. A diagnosis algorithm may specify particular laboratory tests to order given certain circumstances and a decision sequence based on certain results of these tests. Algorithms are available as printable PDF documents.

How do I use Algorithms?

Insights gained from algorithms should be shared with clinicians as a way to improve patient care, increase efficiency, and reduce costs.

How Can I Share Algorithms with Colleagues?

This information can be shared with colleagues by clicking the “email page” button at the top of the search results page or by forwarding the link to the PDF document.

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