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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780780806702
  • Publisher: Omnigraphics, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: Health Reference Series
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 654
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Essential patient information about medical tests
Ch. 1 Quick tips when getting medical tests 3
Ch. 2 Why doctors order lab tests 11
Ch. 3 Identifying quality laboratory services 15
Ch. 4 Health insurance 19
Ch. 5 Self-ordered tests 35
Pt. II Age-specific health screenings, preventive tests, and exams
Ch. 6 Genetic and metabolic screening of newborn infants 49
Ch. 7 Child health guide : checkup visits, tests, and exams 57
Ch. 8 Teen wellness exam 65
Ch. 9 Personal health guide for adults : preventive tests and exams 69
Ch. 10 Preventive screenings for women 77
Ch. 11 Preventive screenings for men 119
Pt. III Screenings and diagnostic tests for specific concerns
Ch. 12 Cardiovascular disease diagnosis 133
Ch. 13 Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) diagnosis 153
Ch. 14 Colorectal cancer screening 157
Ch. 15 Diabetes diagnosis 165
Ch. 16 Diagnosing osteoporosis 173
Ch. 17 Tests that evaluate asthma and lung disease 177
Ch. 18 Allergy testing 181
Ch. 19 Vision exams 185
Ch. 20 Hearing screening 191
Ch. 21 Infertility tests 213
Ch. 22 Diagnosing sexually transmitted diseases 225
Pt. IV Home-use tests and assessments
Ch. 23 Home-use tests : what you need to know 237
Ch. 24 Home tests : a physician's perspective 241
Ch. 25 Buying diagnostic tests from the Internet : buyer beware! 245
Ch. 26 Homes-use tests of blood, body fluids, and specimens 249
Ch. 27 Home vision tests 281
Ch. 28 Bystander stroke diagnosis 287
Ch. 29 Online screening tests 289
Ch. 30 Assess your risk for developing obesity-associated diseases 305
Pt. V Testing of blood, body fluids, and specimens
Ch. 31 How to interpret your blood test results 311
Ch. 32 Blood tests 319
Ch. 33 Biopsy 365
Ch. 34 Lumbar puncture (spinal tap) 369
Ch. 35 Stool tests 373
Ch. 36 Strep screen/throat culture 377
Ch. 37 Sweat testing for cystic fibrosis 379
Ch. 38 Urine tests 381
Pt. VI Imaging tests
Ch. 39 X-rays 397
Ch. 40 Ultrasound 415
Ch. 41 Computed tomography (CT) scan 437
Ch. 42 Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 449
Ch. 43 Angiography 461
Ch. 44 Nuclear medicine procedures 473
Pt. VII Electrical tests
Ch. 45 Electrocardiogram (EKG) 485
Ch. 46 Electroencephalogram (EEG)/brain wave test 487
Ch. 47 Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction velocities 491
Ch. 48 Exercise stress tests 495
Ch. 49 Holter monitor 509
Ch. 50 Sleep studies 513
Ch. 51 Tilt test 517
Pt. VIII Scope tests
Ch. 52 Bronchoscopy 523
Ch. 53 Cardiac catheterization 527
Ch. 54 Colonoscopy 531
Ch. 55 Colposcopy and cervical biopsy 535
Ch. 56 Cystoscopy and ureteroscopy 539
Ch. 57 Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) 543
Ch. 58 Flexible sigmoidoscopy 549
Ch. 59 Laparoscopy 551
Ch. 60 Upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy 557
Pt. IX Genetic testing
Ch. 61 A brief primer on genetic testing 563
Ch. 62 Uses of genetic testing 573
Ch. 63 Ordering genetic testing 579
Ch. 64 Genetic discrimination in health insurance 587
Pt. X Additional information
Ch. 65 Glossary of medical tests terms 593
Ch. 66 Directory of resources 599
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