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This quick reference handbook offers clear, concise
coverage of over 700 of the most commonly performed diagnostic and laboratory
tests - including 39 new to this edition. Trusted authors, Kathleen Pagana, PhD,
RN, and Timothy Pagana, MD, FACS, bring together a comprehensive collection of
full color designs, illustrations and photos to show exactly how various tests
are performed. Related tests are grouped by chapter and presented in a
consistent format to facilitate a full understanding of each type of diagnostic
New to This Edition
- NEW! Unique front section on coding for diagnostic
and laboratory tests (ICD-10) provides explanations of the coding
requirements and challenges for diagnostic testing along with codes for all
tests in the manual.
- NEW! 39 of the most current laboratory and
diagnostic tests have been added to this new edition to reflect current best
- NEW! Updated photographs and illustrations reflect
the latest changes in testing equipment.
- UNIQUE! Coverage of the clinical significance of
test results explains why a given test result indicates specific diseases.
- Full-color design clarifies key concepts,
procedures, and testing techniques.
Related Tests sections list tests that provide similar information or are
used to evaluate the same body system, disease process, or