Development of new diagnostic methods

how–cell-culture.jpgDiseases must be diagnosed as accurately and quickly as possible so that the most effective treatment can be given. Animal experiments have been vital in developing techniques such as scanning to check on the health of unborn babies, to identify some cancers, to diagnose heart disease and in research leading to many important blood tests.

In 2014 0.8% or 3,000 procedures were for the development of diagnostic tests.