Guide to Diagnostic Tests, Seventh Edition (Indian Edition)
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. FEATURES: Full Literature citations with PubMed (PMID) numbers included for each Reference Covers internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, Neurology, and obstetrics and gynecology. More than 25 new or substantially revised laboratory tests. New and updated coverage of emerging and re-emerging pathogens and infectious agents, including the Zika and Ebola viruses. Updated material on molecular and genetic tests, including pharmacogenetics tests. An entire section of diagnostic algorithms. Details, costs and risks of various procedures and tests. Full section on electrocardiology and echocardiology. If you've been looking for an authoritative, up-to-date, and easy-to-carry guide to the latest diagnostic testing procedures, your search ends here. About the Author: 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.