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Diagnostic Tests / Edition 1

Diagnostic Tests / Edition 1


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Diagnostic Tests: A Prescriber’s Guide to Test Selection and Interpretation is a five-part reference manual intended for all test prescribers, and written and reviewed by physicians, medical technologists, and advanced practice practitioners. Part I includes the basic information necessary to fully understand test characteristics (such as accuracy, specificity, sensitivity, precision, risks, interfering factors, and pre- and posttest probability) and an overview of selection criteria by test type. Part II covers over 300 commonly prescribed tests using bulleted information to provide an overview of the test and a guide to interpreting test results. Part III, organized by disorder, uses flowcharts to direct test selection based on probable diagnosis and disease stage. Part IV provides the basics of 12-lead-ECG test interpretation, and Part V includes key diagnostic findings in major disorders. Special features of this text include logos alerting the reader to potentially life-threatening issues and age-specific logos that indicate age-related changes in test selection and interpretation. Appendices include a quick guide to additional diagnostic tests, an illustrated guide to home testing, and a Website guide to diagnostic test information.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582552347
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health
Publication date: 09/05/2000
Pages: 644
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.42(d)

Table of Contents

    Part One Overview of diagnostic tests
  1. Fundamentals of diagnostic tests
  2. Laboratory guidelines to diagnostic tests

    Part Two Laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures

    Part III Disease flowcharts to guide test selection

    Part IV ECG interpretation

  3. Normal ECG
  4. Arrhythmias
  5. 12 lead ECG
Appendix A Therapeutic medication monitoring guidelines
Appendix B Drug interference with test results

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