Informing the future


Types of Biomarkers


Diagnostic tests and the biological markers (biomarkers) they measure are often classified based on the circumstances under which they are used. Biomarkers provide information about a patient at virtually every stage of care. They can help doctors evaluate the likelihood that a patient will develop a disease, diagnose a disorder, evaluate the severity of a disorder and/or its likely progression, determine optimal treatment strategies and monitor response to treatment.

Biomarkers can be classified into the following categories. Use the links provided to explore each in more detail.