An accurate diagnosis is a pre-requisite for specific treatment and involves a challenging combination of art and science. Clinicopathological aids may be applied in cases of clinical disease and for the assessment of their treatment, in preventive medicine programmes, and as management aids.
The effects of treatment can also be assessed by follow-up clinical and laboratory examinations. Where results are unsatisfactory, more detailed investigations are often indicated and are directed by the individual case characteristics.
Please feel free to consult us at an early stage to discuss details of specific cases. When given the relevant clinical history, we are always pleased to suggest the appropriate tests to be performed. Please tell us in advance if economics are a particular problem and we will take steps to minimise charges.
For further information on the use of laboratory aids to diagnosis in specific clinical, preventive medicine and managerial indications: