Diseases raise difficult questions. In vitro diagnostic testing answers many crucial questions about a patient’s health status: their risk or predisposition for developing a certain condition, the stage or severity of their disease, their chances of responding to a given procedure or therapy and their disease progression (or remission) once treatment has begun.
A wide range of diagnostic solutions are currently available or in development for almost all of today’s most prevalent diseases, such as cancer, heart conditions, sepsis and other infectious diseases. They are used to detect disease, or the presence of bacteria, viruses, or risk factors that could cause illness. But that’s not all. Diagnostic solutions are also being used to identify the right treatment options for a specific patient and their condition or disease as well as being able to monitor a patient’s response to that treatment.
Explore this section to learn more about the power of diagnostics and its pivotal role in managing diseases across various therapeutic areas.