Strengthening health security by implementing the International Health Regulations (2005)

Interpretation of results

Main competency to be acquired

Interpret laboratory test results taking into account sensitivity, specificity test and causality criteria.

Specific learning objectives

  • think critically in:
    • interpreting positive and negative results;
    • interpreting positive highly specific test results.
  • interpret laboratory results according to:
    • context;
    • frequency of disease;
    • test (sensitivity and specificity);
    • host relationship.
  • interpret names of tests and unities:
    • critical thinking if the identified pathogen is the responsible pathogen.

Teaching material

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