Whether you’re a clinician deciding which test to order for your patient, a laboratory professional, or a policy-maker seeking credible information, here you can find independent evidence on medical laboratory tests to help you in your role.
On the right, you’ll find reports produced by CADTH in addition to others prepared by the Institut national d’excellence en santé et en services sociaux (INESSS). CADTH is pleased to be brokering the work of INESSS, which assesses the evidence on specific biomedical tests. You’ll also find summaries of CADTH work on laboratory tests, presentations from the CADTH Culturing Change in Lab Testing webinar series, and more.
We've selected the following materials to get you started:
- Fetal Scalp Lactate Testing During Intrapartum Pregnancy With Abnormal Fetal Heart Rate: A Review of Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines (Summary With Critical Appraisal, March 2018)
- A Gene Expression Test to Assess the Likelihood of Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease (Issues in Emerging Health Technologies, March 2018)
- Point-of-Care INR Testing Compared With Lab INR Testing: What Does the Evidence Say? (Tool, April 2015)
An at-a-glance tool that outlines the different ways POC INR testing can be used to monitor INR compared with standard laboratory testing.