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Basis of diagnostic investigation

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term431353
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
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The basis of diagnostic investigation at the time of first presentation.

This relates to whether the patient was symptomatic at the time of first presentation, and if not, what first initiated the process of investigations leading to diagnosis.

A symptom is any morbid phenomenon or departure from the normal in structure, function or sensation experienced by the patient and indicative of disease.
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Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia
Reference documents:Help on this termStedman TL 2006. Stedman's Medical Dictionary. 28th edition. Maryland: Lippincott Williams & Wilkin

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Person with cancer—basis of diagnostic investigation Health, Standard 08/05/2014

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