The Patient's Guide to Medical Tests, Second Edition provides a basic understanding of the diagnostic procedures and tools used by physicians, hospitals, and commercial laboratories. Organized alphabetically, this comprehensive guide presents information on more than 1,000 commonly prescribed tests and procedures. Each entry includes a description of the test, patient preparation required, a description of the procedure itself, the reference range, what abnormal values may signify, and the approximate cost of each test. An extensive glossary of medical terms translates professional terminology into accessible language, as does an appendix of medical abbreviations and symbols. New and updated coverage includes information on which tests have been "retired" as well as new testing methods that have been introduced, new tests in clinical cardiology, preferred imaging techniques, the impact of the Internet on diagnostic testing, and the growing direct-to-consumer movement in medical testing.
|Publisher:||Facts on File, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.99(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.78(d)|