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Designed for the psychiatrist in a general hospital setting as well as an outpatient practice, this guide presents basic strategies to be used in applying laboratory testing and general areas of laboratory evaluation, including a 'how to' for interpreting results. Readers will find particularly useful the numerous tables that supplement the text, as well as an appendix that features recommended workups for selected conditions.
Table of Contents
Endocrine evaluation of relevance to psychiatrists. Hematologic measures of relevance to psychiatrists. Biochemical evaluation in psychiatry. Immunologic tests of relevance to psychiatrists. Additional diagnostic tests used in psychiatry. Laboratory and diagnostic tests for somatic therapies in psychiatry. Appendix A: Sensitivity, specificity, and predictive power. Appendix B: selected laboratory and diagnostic workups.