Clinical Diagnostic Tests

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Clinical Diagnostic Tests

SKU# 9781620700839

How to Avoid Errors in Ordering Tests and Interpreting Results

Michael Laposata MD, PhD

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Clinical Diagnostic Tests is a convenient, quick-reference guide to common errors and pitfalls in test selection and result interpretation for practitioners and trainees in all areas of clinical medicine. Authored by recognized experts and educators in laboratory medicine, it provides timely, practical guidance about what to doÛand what not to doÛfor practitioners ordering or interpreting clinical tests. Each topic features a concise overview and summary followed by a list of bulleted Ïstandards of careÓ that will enable practitioners to quickly recognize and avert a potential problem.

Organized for easy access to critical information, this pithy guide addresses all major issues practitioners are likely to encounter during their day-to-day clinical work. It is intended for practitioners in pathology, laboratory medicine, primary care as well as nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It is also a valuable resource for clinical trainees and students who need to learn effective, efficient use of the clinical lab in practice.

Key Features:

  • Provides practical guidance for avoiding common errors and pitfalls in lab test selection and interpretation

  • Includes pithy overviews and recommendations for quick reference

  • Written by expert authors and educators in laboratory medicine

  • Presents bulleted √èstandards of care√ì

  • Serves as a concise, to-the-point teaching guide

About the Author:

Michael Laposata, MD, PhD , is Chair of Pathology, Director of Division of Laboratory Medicine and Clinical Laboratories, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston

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Product Details

  • Publication Date July 10, 2015
  • Page Count 310
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781620700839
  • EISBN

Table of Contents

Contents

Contributors

Preface

1. Transfusion Medicine

Quentin G. Eichbaum, Garrett S. Booth, and Pampee P. Young

2. Coagulation Disorders

Michael Laposata

3. Hematology and Immunology

Adam C. Seegmiller and Mary Ann Thompson Arildsen

4. Clinical Chemistry

James H. Nichols and Carol A. Rauch

5. Clinical Microbiology

Charles W. Stratton

6. Laboratory Management

Candis A. Kinkus

Index