In Vitro Diagnostics

What are in vitro diagnostics?

In vitro diagnostics include tests completed on samples taken from the human body in order to detect conditions, diseases, and infections.

Some of these samples can include:

  • blood
  • tissue
  • mucus
  • urine

Some in vitro diagnostic tests can be completed at home, while others are used in laboratories or other health professional areas.

Why are in vitro diagnostic tests important in healthcare?

In vitro diagnostics helps to diagnose, prevent, or treat health conditions. Through the sample, the tests can detect diseases or other conditions and aid the healthcare professional in monitoring an individual’s overall health as they prevent, treat, or cure a disease.

In vitro diagnostics can also help identify patients who would benefit from specific therapies or treatments using next-generation sequencing tests that detect genomic variations in someone’s DNA.