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The AAFP has reviewed Tick-borne Diseases, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 02/17/2022 to 02/16/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This session, Basic Principles in Diagnostic Testing, is approved for 0.5 AAFP Prescribed credits.

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

Diagnostic tests can be described on the basis of several distinct characteristics, including sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy. This module reviews the basic laboratory medicine principles of diagnostic testing.

After completing this module, learners should:

  • Understand the role of diagnostic testing in the diagnostic process
  • Understand the general characteristics of diagnostic tests and their impact on test selection
  • Understand sequential testing