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
- 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 practices.
- NEW! Updated photographs and
illustrations reflect the latest changes in testing
- UNIQUE! Coverage of the clinical
significance of test results explains why a given test result indicates
- 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 symptom.