A complete full-color guide to medical test selection and test result interpretationA Doody's Core Title for 2017!
Laboratory Medicine is an essential text for medical students and residents studying clinical pathology, medical technology students, and for practitioners working in a clinical setting. By selecting the appropriate tests and interpreting the results correctly, physicians using this book should be able to optimize patient outcomes and reduce the cost of achieving a diagnosis.
This full-color guide features an easy-to-follow, consistent presentation for each disease discussed. Chapters begin with a brief description of the disorder followed by a discussion that includes tables detailing the laboratory evaluation of specific disorders, and coverage of diagnosis, baseline tests to exclude diagnostic possibilities, and clinical indications thatwarrant further screening and special testing.
Updated to reflect the most current information
46 laboratory methods presented in easy-to-understand illustrations which include information on the expense and complexity of the assays
More than 200 tables and full-color algorithms encapsulate important information and facilitate understanding
Full-color blood-smear micrographs demonstrate common abnormal morphologies of red blood cells
Valuable learning aids in each chapter, including learning objectives, chapter outlines, and a general introduction
Extensive table of Clinical Laboratory Reference Values showing the conversions between US and SI units for each value
Coverage of genetic test options that are now commonlyused in clinical practice
Michael Laposata, MD, PhD (Nashville, TN) Edward and Nancy Fody Professor and Executive Vice Chair of Pathology, Pathologist-in-Chief, Vanderbilt University Hospital; Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Concepts in Laboratory MedicineMethodsAutoimmune Disorders Involving the Connective Tissue and Immunodificiency DiseasesHistocompatibility Testing and TransplantationInfectious DiseasesToxicologyDiseases of Infancy and ChildhoodBlood VesselsThe HeartDiseases of Red Blood CellsBleeding and Thrombotic DisordersTransfusion MedicineDiseases of White Blood Cells, Lymph Nodes, and SpleenThe Respiratory SystemThe Gastrointestinal TractThe Liver and Biliary TractPancreatic DisordersThe KidneyMale Genital TractFemale Genital TractBreastThe Endocrine System