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Main Title Wallach's interpretation of diagnostic tests.
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Williamson, Mary A.
Snyder, L. Michael.
Wallach, Jacques BInterpretation of diagnostic tests.
Publisher Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins,
Year Published 2011
OCLC Number 700376792
ISBN 9781605476674; 1605476676; 9781605476676
Subjects Diagnosis, Laboratory--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Clinical Laboratory Techniques ; Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures ; Diagnostic biologique
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ELBM  RB38.2.W35 2011 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/22/2021
Edition 9th ed. /
Collation xvi, 1143 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Revised edition of: Interpretation of diagnostic tests / Jacques Wallach. 8th ed. c2007. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction to laboratory medicine / Rao -- Laboratory tests -- Laboratory cultures -- Cardiovascular diseases / Vallaro & Pechet -- Central nervous system disorders / Szakacs -- Digestive diseases / Snyder -- Endocrine diseases / Yu -- Genitourinary diseases / Pechet & Kiefer -- Gynecologic and obstetric disorders / Pechet -- Hematologic diseases / Pechet -- Hereditary and genetic diseases -- Immune and autoimmune disorders / Pechet -- Infectious diseases / Mitchell -- Miscellaneous / Snyder -- Respiratory, metabolic, and acid-base disorders / Rao -- Toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring / Jenkins. Now in its Ninth Edition, completely revised and updated by a new author team from the Department of Hospital Laboratories/UMass Memorial Medical Center faculty who are carrying on the tradition of Jacques Wallach's teachings. This text serves as a practical guide to the use of laboratory tests which aids physicians in using tests more effectively and efficiently by offering test outcomes, possible meanings, differential diagnosis, and summaries of tests available. The book has been reorganized into 2 sections. The first section is devoted to an alphabetical listing of laboratory tests while stressing the integration of the clinical laboratory in the clinical decision making process. Test sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative infectious disease probabilities are included whenever appropriate. Microbiology tests are listed in a separate chapter. The second section is devoted to disease states. Where appropriate, a patient's chief complaint and/or physical findings are initially presented with subsequent discussions focused on discrete disease states as they relate to a patient's chief complaint. Current molecular diagnostic testing, cytogenetics, common pitfalls, test limitations, and identification of appropriate tests for specific clinical presentations are also addressed.