Which quality control measures should be taken when performing prognostic breast tumor marker testing?

Updated: Mar 20, 2019
  • Author: Oudai Hassan, MD; Chief Editor: Chandandeep Nagi, MD  more...
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For the results of any prognostic/predictive test to be clinically meaningful, rigorous quality-control measures must be applied and followed. Any new test should be compared with a reference test for which there has been clinical validation. Clinical validation requires a study demonstrating that the test predicts clinical outcome.


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