Changing the Course of Disease

The information that physicians gain from lab tests can change the course of disease — from a condition that causes certain death or disability to one that can be managed or dramatically reduced.

  • Genetic tests help physicians identify cancer at the molecular level, leading to earlier detection, targeted medication and dosage, and improved outcomes for patients … more
  • Diagnostic HIV tests allow physicians to select and adjust medications that enable HIV patients to live for decades … more
  • Lab tests help prevent birth defects and disabilities by allowing physicians to correct for Incompatibilities between the blood types of an expectant mother and her unborn child … more
  • Lead screening tests permit physicians to identify the early signs of lead poisoning — and have sparked a dramatic reduction in lead poisoning among America’s children … more