A Guide to Laboratory Investigations
This classic guide to the interpretation of normal and abnormal laboratory results is now fully revised and expanded, including updates on established and familiar tests, as well as interpretations on recent developments. It outlines new guidelines on specific clinical conditions such as heart failure, management of female infertility, specific lipid monitoring in diabetes and guidance for monitoring renal failure. "A Guide to Laboratory Investigations, Fifth Edition" continues to keep pace with change and remains an essential reference for all healthcare professionals.
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