In Vitro Diagnostic
In vitro diagnostics is a test performed on samples taken from human blood or tissues. In vitro diagnosis can be used to detect diseases or other physical conditions, and can also be used to monitor the overall health of the individual to help treat or prevent diseases. These tests themselves can be carried out on a variety of instruments, ranging from small hand-held tests to complex laboratory instruments.
In vitro diagnostics can be used in precision medicine to determine which patients a particular treatment may be suitable for. Some in vitro diagnostics can scan human DNA to perform sequencing tests for next-generation genome changes. There are some in vitro diagnosis that can be conducted in laboratories or other health professional equipment, and some other test methods can be used by patients at home. Regardless of the method, they can help doctors effectively diagnose diseases and provide appropriate treatment options.
Terms of In Vitro Diagnostic
In vitro: In vitro refers to in an artificial environment, but not in a living organism, such as in a test tube.
In vitro diagnostic medical equipment:
In vitro diagnostic medical equipment refers to reagents, reagent products, calibrators, control materials, kits, instruments, equipment or systems that the manufacturer intends to use in vitro for testing specimens (including donated blood and tissue). Whether used alone or in combination, they can all be called in vitro diagnostic medical equipment.
Only used for in vitro diagnosis: only used to identify drugs or alcohol used in human specimens collected from a living body (ie, test tube).