Medical Tests Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information about Medical Tests / Edition 2

Medical Tests Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information about Medical Tests / Edition 2

by Joyce Brennfleck Shannon

ISBN-10: 0780806700

ISBN-13: 9780780806702

Pub. Date: 01/28/2004

Publisher: Omnigraphics, Incorporated

Product Details

Omnigraphics, Incorporated
Publication date:
Health Reference Series
Edition description:
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.59(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IEssential patient information about medical tests
Ch. 1Quick tips when getting medical tests3
Ch. 2Why doctors order lab tests11
Ch. 3Identifying quality laboratory services15
Ch. 4Health insurance19
Ch. 5Self-ordered tests35
Pt. IIAge-specific health screenings, preventive tests, and exams
Ch. 6Genetic and metabolic screening of newborn infants49
Ch. 7Child health guide : checkup visits, tests, and exams57
Ch. 8Teen wellness exam65
Ch. 9Personal health guide for adults : preventive tests and exams69
Ch. 10Preventive screenings for women77
Ch. 11Preventive screenings for men119
Pt. IIIScreenings and diagnostic tests for specific concerns
Ch. 12Cardiovascular disease diagnosis133
Ch. 13Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) diagnosis153
Ch. 14Colorectal cancer screening157
Ch. 15Diabetes diagnosis165
Ch. 16Diagnosing osteoporosis173
Ch. 17Tests that evaluate asthma and lung disease177
Ch. 18Allergy testing181
Ch. 19Vision exams185
Ch. 20Hearing screening191
Ch. 21Infertility tests213
Ch. 22Diagnosing sexually transmitted diseases225
Pt. IVHome-use tests and assessments
Ch. 23Home-use tests : what you need to know237
Ch. 24Home tests : a physician's perspective241
Ch. 25Buying diagnostic tests from the Internet : buyer beware!245
Ch. 26Homes-use tests of blood, body fluids, and specimens249
Ch. 27Home vision tests281
Ch. 28Bystander stroke diagnosis287
Ch. 29Online screening tests289
Ch. 30Assess your risk for developing obesity-associated diseases305
Pt. VTesting of blood, body fluids, and specimens
Ch. 31How to interpret your blood test results311
Ch. 32Blood tests319
Ch. 33Biopsy365
Ch. 34Lumbar puncture (spinal tap)369
Ch. 35Stool tests373
Ch. 36Strep screen/throat culture377
Ch. 37Sweat testing for cystic fibrosis379
Ch. 38Urine tests381
Pt. VIImaging tests
Ch. 39X-rays397
Ch. 40Ultrasound415
Ch. 41Computed tomography (CT) scan437
Ch. 42Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)449
Ch. 43Angiography461
Ch. 44Nuclear medicine procedures473
Pt. VIIElectrical tests
Ch. 45Electrocardiogram (EKG)485
Ch. 46Electroencephalogram (EEG)/brain wave test487
Ch. 47Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction velocities491
Ch. 48Exercise stress tests495
Ch. 49Holter monitor509
Ch. 50Sleep studies513
Ch. 51Tilt test517
Pt. VIIIScope tests
Ch. 52Bronchoscopy523
Ch. 53Cardiac catheterization527
Ch. 54Colonoscopy531
Ch. 55Colposcopy and cervical biopsy535
Ch. 56Cystoscopy and ureteroscopy539
Ch. 57Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)543
Ch. 58Flexible sigmoidoscopy549
Ch. 59Laparoscopy551
Ch. 60Upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy557
Pt. IXGenetic testing
Ch. 61A brief primer on genetic testing563
Ch. 62Uses of genetic testing573
Ch. 63Ordering genetic testing579
Ch. 64Genetic discrimination in health insurance587
Pt. XAdditional information
Ch. 65Glossary of medical tests terms593
Ch. 66Directory of resources599

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