Diagnostics

Diagnostics are any kind of medical test performed to aid in the diagnosis or detection of disease.

Any kind of medical test performed to aid in the diagnosis or detection of disease.

Diagnostics are any kind of medical test performed to aid in the diagnosis or detection of disease.

For example:

  • to diagnose diseases, and preferably sub-classify it regarding, for example, severity and treatability
  • to confirm that a person is free from disease

Medical diagnosis (often simply termed diagnosis) refers both to the process of attempting to determine or identify a possible disease or disorder (and diagnosis in this sense can also be termed (medical) diagnostic procedure), and to the opinion reached by this process (also being termed (medical) diagnostic opinion).

The following provides a summary classification of diagnostic types:

  • Companion
  • Imaging
  • CT
  • Molecular and nuclear
  • PET (Positron Emission Tomography)
  • SPECT( Single photon emission computed tomography)
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound
  • X-Ray
  • Angiography
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Mammography
  • In vitro diagnostics
  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Prognostics
  • Theranostics

Diagnostics partnering

Diagnostics are subject to numerous partnering deals every year.

Dealmaking has increased since 2007 with a peak in 2010, and is continuing to be a popular area for partnering.

View our diagnostics partnering article for further details.

ReportDiagnostics Partnering Terms and Agreements 

Glossary: Companion diagnostics

ReportDiagnostics Partnering Terms and Agreements 

Related report: Diagnostics Partnering Yearbook 2013

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