Widely used in both academic and clinical settings, this comprehensive resource provides clear, concise coverage of more than 700 of the most commonly performed diagnostic and laboratory tests - including 30 new to this edition. Chapters are organized by test type and begin with a list of the tests covered, followed by a test type overview with specimen collection techniques. Tests are presented in a consistent format with normal findings, indications, test explanation, procedure and patient care, and test results and clinical significance, as well as any applicable contraindications, potential complications, interfering factors, and related tests.
UNIQUE! Coverage of the clinical significance of test results explains why a given test result indicates specific diseases.
Full-color design clarifies key concepts, procedures, and testing techniques.
Related Tests sections list tests that provide similar information or are used to evaluate the same body system, disease process, or symptom.
NEW! Unique front section on coding for diagnostic and laboratory tests (ICD-10) provides explanations of the coding requirements and challenges for diagnostic testing along with codes for all tests in the manual.
NEW! 39 of the most current laboratory and diagnostic tests have been added to this new edition to reflect current best practices.
NEW! Updated photographs and illustrations reflect the latest changes in testing equipment.
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