GP researchers warn more tests just mean more work

UK study reports that while multiple marker testing is rising there's a high rate of false-positives
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pathology testing

Testing for multiple inflammatory markers does not improve the ability to rule out or rule in disease and should be avoided, a study suggests.

Primary care researchers in the UK say multiple marker testing is on the rise but is associated with increased rates of discordant results, which are a challenge for clinicians to interpret.