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Handbook of Diagnostic Tests is the third edition of a two-part reference that provides coverage of nearly all major diagnostic procedures and laboratory tests. Part I is an alphabetical listing of over 450 disorders with their key test results. Part II groups 16 chapters of lab tests and diagnostic procedures by type. Test entries in Part II include description, purpose, procedure steps, normal test results and reference values, and disorders indicated by abnormal test results. Part II also includes patient preparation, posttest care, precautions, and interfering factors. Thirty diagnostic tests are new in this edition and all existing tests have been updated. Appendices include normal and abnormal serum drug levels for substance abuse screening and therapeutic monitoring and an illustrated guide to patient self-testing.

Handbook of Diagnostic Tests is the third edition of a two-part reference that provides coverage of nearly all major diagnostic procedures and laboratory tests. Part I is an alphabetical listing of over 450 disorders with their key test results. Part II groups 16 chapters of lab tests and diagnostic procedures by type. Test entries in Part II include description, purpose, procedure steps, normal test results and reference values, and disorders indicated by abnormal test results. Part II also includes patient preparation, posttest care, precautions, and interfering factors. Thirty diagnostic tests are new in this edition and all existing tests have been updated. Appendices include normal and abnormal serum drug levels for substance abuse screening and therapeutic monitoring and an illustrated guide to patient self-testing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582552033
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/1/2003
  • Series: Professional Guide Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 832

Table of Contents

PART ONE Key Diagnostic Findings in Major Disorders

PART TWO Diagnostic Tests
Chapter 1 HEMATOLOGY AND COAGULATION TESTS
Red blood cells
Hemoglobin
White blood cells
Platelet activity
Coagulation

Chapter 2 BLOOD CHEMISTRY TESTS
Arterial blood gases
Electrolytes
Cardiac enzymes and proteins
Hepatic enzymes and proteins
Pancreatic enzymes
Special enzymes
Lipids and lipoproteins
Proteins and protein metabolites
Pigments
Carbohydrates

Chapter 3 HORMONE TESTS
Pituitary hormones
Thyroid and parathyroid hormones
Adrenal and renal hormones
Pancreatic and gastric hormones
Gonadal hormones
Placental hormones

Chapter 4 VITAMIN AND TRACE ELEMENT TESTS
Vitamins
Trace elements

Chapter 5 IMMUNOLOGIC TESTS
Immunohematology
General cellular function
General humoral function
Autoantibodies
Viruses
Bacteria and fungi
Miscellaneous tests

Chapter 6 URINE TESTS
Urinalysis
Enzymes
Hormones
Metabolites
Proteins and protein metabolites
Pigments
Sugars, ketones, and mucopolysaccharides
Vitamins
Minerals

Chapter 7 ADDITIONAL SPECIMEN TESTS
Respiratory system
Gastrointestinal system
Reproductive system
Miscellaneous tests

Chapter 8 CULTURES
General cultures
Genital cultures

Chapter 9 BIOPSY
Respiratory system
Gastrointestinal system
Reproductive system
Skeletal system
Other organ-specific biopsies

Chapter 10 ENDOSCOPY
Respiratory system
Gastrointestinal system
Reproductive system
Skeletal system

Chapter 11 ULTRASONOGRAPHY
Cardiovascular system
Gastrointestinal system
Miscellaneous tests

Chapter 12 RADIOGRAPHY
Neurologic system
Eye
Respiratory system
Cardiovascular system
Gastrointestinal system
Genitourinary system
Reproductive system
Skeletal system
Miscellaneous tests

Chapter 13 COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING
Neurologic system
Gastrointestinal system
Musculoskeletal system
Miscellaneous tests

Chapter 14 NUCLEAR MEDICINE SCANS
Thyroid
Respiratory system
Cardiovascular system
Miscellaneous tests

Chapter 15 MONITORING AND CATHETERIZATION
Fetal monitoring
Neurologic monitoring
Cardiac monitoring and catheterization

Chapter 16 SPECIAL FUNCTION TESTS
Eyes and vision
Ears and hearing
Gastrointestinal function
Renal function
Miscellaneous tests

Appendices and Index
Appendix A: Normal laboratory test values
Appendix B: Normal and abnormal serum drug levels
Appendix C: Illustrated guide to home testing
Index

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