A quick reference to more than 450 of the most commonly used diagnostic tests - including genetic and microbiology tests included for the first time!
Guide to Diagnostic Tests, Seventh Edition is a concise guide to the selection and interpretation of more than 450 laboratory and microbiology tests, and also includes coverage of diagnostic imaging and electrocardiology. This on-the-spot reference contains information on the basic principles of diagnostic testing, performance of common bedside procedures, diagnostic algorithms, the use of tests in differential diagnosis, and basic electrocardiography. Readers will find coverage of tests used in internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, neurology and obstetrics and gynecology.
* Full literature citations with PubMed (PMID) numbers included for each reference
* Includes the latest evidence-based information
* Completely updated content with many new genetic and microbiology tests included for the first time
Professor of MedicineDivision of General Internal MedicineDepartment of MedicineUniversity of California, San Francisco Diana Nicoll, MD, PhD, MPA: Clinical Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Laboratory Medicine, and Associate Dean, University of California, San Francisco; Chief of Staff and Chief, Laboratory Medicine Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco.