A Manual of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests
7th. Edition, 2003 by Frances Talaska Fischbach
Edition: 7th., 2003
In full color for the first time, this leading comprehensive reference covers a broad range of laboratory and diagnostic tests and studies, grouped according to specimen and function/test type (e.g. blood, urine, stool, cerebrospinal fluid, etc.). Each test is described in detail, with step-by-step guidance on correct procedure and tips for accurate interpretation.
The purpose of A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, in this Seventh edition, is to promote the delivery of safe,
effective, and informed care for patients undergoing diagnostic tests and procedures and also to provide the clinician and
student with a unique resource. This comprehensive manual provides a foundation for understanding the relatively
simple to the most highly complex diagnostic tests that are delivered to varied populations in varied settings. It describes
the clinician's role in providing effective diagnostic services in depth, through affording the necessary information for
quality care planning, individualized patient assessment, analysis of patient needs, appropriate interventions, patient
education, patient follow-up, and timely outcome evaluation.
Potential risks and complications of diagnostic testing mandate that proper test protocols, interfering factors, follow-up
testing, and collaboration among those involved in the testing process be a significant part of the information included in