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The Patient's Guide to Medical Tests, Second EditionThe Patient's Guide to Medical Tests, Second Edition
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The Patient's Guide to Medical Tests, Second Edition

Rapid advances in diagnostic medicine have made it crucial for consumers to have access
to up-to-date, objective information about the tools commonly used by physicians,
hospitals, and commercial labs. … (See Below for Full Description)
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Rapid advances in diagnostic medicine have made it crucial for consumers to have access to up-to-date, objective information about the tools commonly used by physicians, hospitals, and commercial labs. Fully revised and updated, The Patient’s Guide to Medical Tests, Second Edition provides a basic understanding of these diagnostic procedures.

Organized alphabetically, this comprehensive guide provides information on more than 1,000 commonly prescribed tests, including the CAT scan, MRI, PSA blood test for prostate cancer, HIV test, mammography, fetal monitoring, and the pulmonary function test. Each entry includes a description of the test, patient preparation required, a description of the procedure itself, the reference range, what abnormal values may signify, and the cost of each test. An extensive glossary of medical terms translates professional terminology into accessible language, as does an appendix on medical abbreviations and symbols. A helpful "Comments" section notes any necessary precautions to take when evaluating a procedure’s results as well as the possible risks to patients.

New and updated coverage include:

  • Information on which tests have been "retired" as well as new testing methods that have been introduced
  • New tests in clinical cardiology
  • Preferred imaging techniques
  • The impact of the Internet on diagnostic testing
  • The growing direct-to-consumer movement in medical testing.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-8160-4651-5
ISBN-10 816046514
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-2996-9
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series ---
Author Joseph C. Segen, M.D,F.C.A.P.,F.A.S.C.P. and Josie Wade, R.N.
Publication Date 5/1/2002
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Facts On File
Specifications Appendixes. Glossary.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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