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April 21, 1951

"MULTIPHASIC" SCREENING TESTS

Author Affiliations

New York

Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Cornell University Medical College.

JAMA. 1951;145(16):1254-1256. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920340032010

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Abstract

The extensive employment of mass methods for detection of tuberculosis, syphilis, diabetes and other diseases by official and voluntary health agencies has led quite logically to the idea that it might be advantageous to combine various diagnostic screening tests, instead of organizing separate campaigns, each with a single test. Thus, multiple screening proposes to provide a series of rapid, highly technical diagnostic facilities for large groups of adults, at low cost and, for the most part, at community expense.

Various types of tests have been suggested for inclusion in the screening unit. They are conducted in series.

  1. Registration, chiefly for identification, is the first step, with a record of age, sex, marital status, weight and height. No detailed history is provided for.

  2. The blood pressure, diastolic and systolic, is taken.

  3. A urine sample is procured, to be tested for albumin, sugar, sediment and, perhaps, urobilinogen.

  4. A

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