Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, Sixth Edition

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Date

July 10, 2012

Format

Paperback, 640 pages

ISBN

0071766251 / 9780071766258

$

Your Price

48.00



Overview


Main description

A quick reference guide to the selection and interpretation of more than 450 commonly used diagnostic tests

COVERS:

  • Basic principles of diagnostic testing, common blood, urine and cerebrospinal fluid laboratory tests, therapeutic drug monitoring, microbiologic test selection and interpretation and diagnostic imaging tests by body system , electrocardiography, and differential diagnosis tables & algorithms
  • Tests used in internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, neurology and obstetrics and gynecology

INCLUDES:

  • Costs and risks of diagnostic tests
  • Evidence-based information
  • Diseases associated with abnormal test results, including test sensitivities
  • Full literature citations with PubMed (PMID) numbers included for each reference
  • More than 24 NEW clinical laboratory test entries, 6 NEW differential diagnosis tables
  • 5 NEW diagnostic algorithms
  • NEW sections on point-of-care testing, provider-performed microscopy, pharmacogenetic testing, and diagnostic echocardiography


Table of contents

1. Diagnostic Testing and Medical Decision Making

2. Poiont-of-Care Testingand Provider-Performed Microscopy

3. Common Laboratory Tests: Selection and Interpretation

4. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Pharmacogenetic Testing

5. Microbiology: Test Selection

6. Diagnostic Imaging: Test Selection and Interpretation

7. Basic Electrocatdiography and Echocardiography

8. diagnostis Tests in Differential Diagnosis

9. diagnostic Algorithms

10. Nomograms and Reference Material


Author comments

Diana Nicoll, MD, PhD, MPA
Clinical Professor of Laboratory Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Chief of Staff and Chief, Laboratory Medicine Service
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco

Chuanyi Mark Lu, MD
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Chief, Hematology and Hematopathology
Laboratory Medicine Service
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco

Michael Pignone, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Stephen J. McPhee, MD
Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
Division of General Internal Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco





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