Term Health Screening/Diagnostic Services
Code LF
Definition Programs that utilize one or a combination of diagnostic tools to test large groups of people who are assumed to be well for the presence of a particular disease or condition or for certain risk factors that are known to be associated with that disease or condition; or which conduct in-depth tests to establish the cause and nature of an individual's presenting illness. The purpose of screening is to identify people who have a potential problem and refer them for early diagnosis and treatment and, where possible, to provide preventive measures. Early identification is particularly important when dealing with conditions that are more difficult to treat when fully developed. The purpose of more in-depth diagnostic work is to establish a logical basis for ongoing treatment.
Created 3/10/92
Changed 7/18/12
Use References Chronic Disease Screening
Health Evaluation
Health Screenings
Health Testing
Health Tests
Laboratory Services
Lab Tests
Medical Diagnostic Services
Medical Evaluation
Medical Exams
Medical Testing
Medical Tests
See Also References Audiological Evaluations (LR-8000.0500-030)
Communicable Disease Control (JP-1500)
Health Fairs (LH-2700.2900)
Medical Laboratories (LM)
Special Education Assessment (HL-2000.8000)
Speech and Language Evaluations (LR-8000.8000-800)
External Classification Terms Ambulatory & Primary Health Care (NTE E30)
Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (USA HC-300)
Health Diagnostic, Intervention & Treatment (NPC E07)
Related Concepts Evaluation/Testing/Diagnosis/Assessment
Facet Service
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