In this handbook, concise test entries are arranged alphabetically and reflect the latest in research and diagnostic testing. Each test entry includes vital information such as alternate or abbreviated test names, type of test, normal and abnormal findings, possible critical values, test explanation and related physiology, contraindications, potential complications, interfering factors, and patient care before, during, and after the test. To simplify lookup, related tests and studies are cross-referenced. New monographs cover the latest in diagnostic testing, including anti-glycan antibodies, color cancer tumor analysis, drug sensitivity genotype, laboratory genetics, neuron specific enolase, pancreatobiliary FISH testing, Pl-linked blood antigen, and Septin 9 DNA methylation assay. Updated coverage reflects current research relating to accuracy of testing, diagnostic values of results, and patient care associated with each test--Publisher's description. List of figures -- User's guide to test preparation and procedures -- Diagnostic and laboratory tests -- Appendix A: List of tests by body system -- Appendix B: List of tests by type -- Appendix C: Disease and organ panels -- Appendix D: Symbols and units of measurement.