An in vitro diagnostic is a method of performing a diagnostic test outside of a living body in an artificial environment, usually a laboratory. In vitro testing includes checking blood for signs of infections, or urine for the presence of glucose.
Nowadays, in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) provide much more than simple assays conducted in test tubes and examining glass dishes under microscopes. IVDs are used in large-scale population screening, such as for cervical cancer, as well as for predicting whether a specific medicine or treatment will work on a patient. Patients with diabetes use IVDs regularly to monitor their blood glucose. They are also used to make or confirm a medical diagnosis, from confirming a pregnancy to checking for infectious diseases such as hepatitis or HIV.
Related Journals of In Vitro Diagnostics
OMICS Journal of Radiology, Journal of Lung Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment, Journal of Imaging and Interventional Radiology,Translational Medicine, Journal of Cancer Diagnosis, In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology, In vitro cellular & developmental biology : journal of the Tissue Culture, Toxicology in Vitro, Journal of in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer : IVF.