Information about getting diagnosed and what to do next.

When Getting Medical Tests

This information will help you when talking with your doctor so you can take an active role in all of the decisions made about your care.

Next Steps After Your Diagnosis

This guide offers general advice for people with almost any disease or condition. And it has tips to help you learn more about your specific problem and how it can be treated. The information here is presented in a simple way to help you scan the material and read only what you need right now. Organizations, publications, and other resources are included if you would like to know more.

Internet Citation: Diagnosis. Content last reviewed June 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/diagnosis-treatment/diagnosis/index.html