Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, 6th Edition

Pocket guide to diagnostic testsBy

  • Diana Nicoll, MD, PhD, MPA, Clinical Professor of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, Chief of Staff and Chief, Laboratory Medicine Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco
  • Chuanyi Mark Lu, MD, Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, Chief, Hematology and Hematopathology, Laboratory Medicine Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco
  • Michael Pignone, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Stephen J. McPhee, MD, Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

A quick reference guide to the selection and interpretation of more than 450 commonly used diagnostic tests

Covers

  • Basic principles of diagnostic testing, common blood, urine and cerebrospinal fluid laboratory tests, therapeutic drug monitoring, microbiologic test selection and interpretation and diagnostic imaging tests by body system , electrocardiography, and differential diagnosis tables & algorithms
  • Tests used in internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, neurology and obstetrics and gynecology

Includes

  • Costs and risks of diagnostic tests
  • Evidence-based information
  • Diseases associated with abnormal test results, including test sensitivities
  • Full literature citations with PubMed (PMID) numbers included for each reference
  • More than 24 NEW clinical laboratory test entries, 6 NEW differential diagnosis tables
  • 5 NEW diagnostic algorithms
  • NEW sections on point-of-care testing, provider-performed microscopy, pharmacogenetic testing, and diagnostic echocardiography

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