A Manual of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests

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Frances Talaska Fischbach
Lippincott, 2000 - Medical - 1295 pages
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Fully revised and updated from the previous edition, this indispensabl e manual continues to provide hands-on coverage of the newest and most commonly performed lab and diagnostic tests. Organized according to s pecimen and function, each test is described in detail, with step-by-s tep guidance on correct procedure and tips for accurate interpretation . The Sixth Edition eliminates all outdated tests and features new dis cussions of today's most advanced techniques, including breath tests f or peptic ulcer disease and oral tests for HIV infection. The latest s ocial and health care trends are also addressed, including the effects of primary care and managed care on test selection and the trend towa rd shifting testing sites from the hospital to the community. Revised appendices are also included.

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