Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, Sixth Edition by Stephen J. McPheePocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, Sixth Edition by Stephen J. McPhee

Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, Sixth Edition

byStephen J. McPhee, Chuanyi Mark Lu, Michael Pignone

Paperback | July 10, 2012

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A quick reference guide to the selection and interpretation of more than 450 commonly used diagnostic tests


  • Basic principles of diagnostic testing, common blood, urine and cerebrospinal fluid laboratory tests, therapeutic drug monitoring, microbiologic test selection and interpretation and diagnostic imaging tests by body system , electrocardiography, and differential diagnosis tables & algorithms
  • Tests used in internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, neurology and obstetrics and gynecology


    • Costs and risks of diagnostic tests
    • Evidence-based information
    • Diseases associated with abnormal test results, including test sensitivities
    • Full literature citations with PubMed (PMID) numbers included foreach reference
    • More than 24 NEW clinical laboratory test entries, 6 NEW differential diagnosis tables
    • 5 NEW diagnostic algorithms
    • NEW sections on point-of-care testing, provider-performed microscopy, pharmacogenetic testing, and diagnostic echocardiography
Diana Nicoll, MD, PhD, MPA Clinical Professor of Laboratory Medicine University of California, San Francisco Chief of Staff and Chief, Laboratory Medicine Service Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco Chuanyi Mark Lu, MD Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine University of California, San Francisc...
Title:Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, Sixth EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:7 × 4.6 × 0.9 inPublished:July 10, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071766251

ISBN - 13:9780071766258

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Table of Contents

1. Diagnostic Testing and Medical Decision Making

2. Poiont-of-Care Testingand Provider-Performed Microscopy

3. Common Laboratory Tests: Selection and Interpretation

4. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Pharmacogenetic Testing

5. Microbiology: Test Selection

6. Diagnostic Imaging: Test Selection and Interpretation

7. Basic Electrocatdiography and Echocardiography

8. diagnostis Tests in Differential Diagnosis

9. diagnostic Algorithms

10. Nomograms and Reference Material