of, relating to, or used in diagnosis.
serving to identify or characterize; being a precise indication.
a symptom or characteristic of value in diagnosis.
Medicine/Medical. a device or substance used for the analysis or detection of diseases or other medical conditions.
a message output by a computer diagnosing an error in a computer program, computer system, or component device.
a program or subroutine that produces such messages.
- di·ag·nos·ti·cal·ly, adverb
- post·di·ag·nos·tic, adjective
- pre·di·ag·nos·tic, adjective
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How to use diagnostic in a sentence
There are too few medical specialists to diagnose early Alzheimer’s, too few of the necessary diagnostic scanners, and too few infusion centers to deliver treatment.Over a third of executives still have no timeline for reopening their offices | Alan Murray | September 4, 2020 | Fortune
Not everyone who has the virus can access swab-based diagnostic tests, and once they do, their results are often massively delayed by scheduling bottlenecks or short-stocked supplies.Cities are using poop to look for early Covid-19 outbreaks | Katherine Ellen Foley | September 3, 2020 | Quartz
The doctor built his career on the study of coronaviruses, developing the first diagnostic test for SARS back in 2003.Five days is long enough for a coronavirus quarantine, says Germany’s top virologist | David Meyer | September 2, 2020 | Fortune
The 22-year-old, whose take-home pay was about $400 per week, was served at home on June 11 while awaiting a second negative diagnostic test so he could return to work.The Loan Company That Sued Thousands of Low-Income Latinos During the Pandemic | by Kiah Collier, Ren Larson and Perla Trevizo | August 31, 2020 | ProPublica
In general, LAMP-based diagnostic tests aren’t quite as sensitive as ones based on PCR, Tanner says, but could be used to test more people, given their simpler requirements.New coronavirus tests promise to be faster, cheaper and easier | Jack J. Lee | August 31, 2020 | Science News
The fewer diagnostic criteria required to call a person impaired, the more “any difficulty whatsoever” can be deemed impairment.
The value of the rapid diagnostic test lies in its simplicity.
But not all physicians see rapid diagnostic tests as the answer.
The joint venture entails Corgenix migrating the rapid diagnostic tests into a handheld device designed by Nanomix.
Obama did authorize sending kits for a diagnostic Ebola test called the EZ1 Real-Time RT-PCR Assay.Why the White Americans Got the ‘Secret’ Ebola Serum | Michael Daly | August 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As a rule, however, persistent glycosuria is diagnostic of diabetes mellitus, of which disease it is the essential symptom.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Their presence in the blood in considerable numbers is diagnostic of myelogenous leukemia.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
What are the diagnostic characters of beginning elephantiasis?Essentials of Diseases of the Skin | Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Mention the diagnostic features of dermatitis herpetiformis.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin | Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Other signs that are supposed to indicate the habitual practice of masturbation are of little diagnostic value.The Sexual Life of the Child | Albert Moll
British Dictionary definitions for diagnostic
of, relating to, or of value in diagnosis
med any symptom that provides evidence for making a specific diagnosis
- diagnostically, adverb
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