David A. Lacher, MD
Lacher D.; Handbook of Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests. Ann Intern Med. 1998;129:840. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-129-10-199811150-00027
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1998;129(10):840.
Handbook of Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests; Wallach J. 564 pages. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven; 1998. $26.95. ISBN 0781712211. Order phone 800-638-3030.
Field of medicine: Laboratory medicine.
Format: Softcover book.
Audience: Medical students, physicians, and other health care providers who interpret laboratory tests for diagnosis.
Purpose: To provide basic information about common laboratory tests, offer guidance in the selection of appropriate tests for disease diagnosis, and provide differential diagnoses for abnormal laboratory results.
Content: The book has four sections. The first contains a list of reference (normal) values for common laboratory tests and a list of “action” values for critical tests. The second section includes diagnostic information on a core set of blood chemistry and urine tests. The third and largest section is organized by organ system and comprises a list of tests and diseases with associated laboratory results. The last section contains a brief discussion of the effects of drugs on test values and a chapter on therapeutic drug monitoring and toxicology.
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