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Table of Contents
1. Using Laboratory Data.
2. Hematology Tests.
3. Routine Urinalysis and Other Urine Tests.
4. Renal Function Tests.
5. Four Commonly Measured Electrolytes.
6. Arterial Blood Gases.
7. Three Less Commonly Measured Electrolytes.
8. Tests to Measure the Metabolism of Glucose and Other Sugars.
9. Tests to Measure Lipid Metabolism and Other Cardiac Risk Factors.
10. Tests Related to Serum Protein Levels and Tumor Markers.
11. Tests to Measure the Metabolism of Bilirubin.
12. Tests to Measure Enzymes and Cardiac Markers.
13. Coagulation Tests and Tests to Detect Occult Blood.
14. Serologic Tests.
15. Endocrine Tests.
16. Culture and Sensitivity Tests.
17. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Toxicology Screens.
18. Tests Performed in Pregnancy and the Newborn Period.
II. CASE STUDIES.19. Practice Interpretation of Laboratory Data.
III. DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES.20. Diagnostic Radiologic Tests.
21. Tomography and Body Scans.
22. Diagnostic Tests with Radionuclides or Radioisotopes.
23. Diagnostic Ultrasonography.
24. Common Noninvasive Diagnostic Tests.
25. Common Invasive Tests.
26. Stress Tests, Cardiac Catheterizations, and Electrophysiologic Studies.
27. Endoscopic Procedures.
28. Diagnostic Procedures Related to Childbearing Years.
APPENDICES: REFERENCE VALUES AND OTHER INFORMATION.A. Tables:
1. General Chemistry Values; 2. Toxicology and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring; 3. Immunology; 4. Hematology and Coagulation.
B. Reference Values for Newborns and Children Compared with Adult Values.
C. Possible Alterations in Reference Values for the Aged.
D. Altered Reference Values for Common Laboratory Tests in Normal Pregnancies.
E. Common Abbreviations for Laboratory Tests.
F. Common Abbreviations for Diagnostic Procedures.
G. Units of Measure.
H. Answers to Questions for Part I (Laboratory Tests).
I. Answers to Questions for Part III (Diagnostic Procedures).