Wallach's Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests, 10th Edition serves as a practical guide to the use of laboratory tests which aids physicians in using tests more effectively and efficiently by offering test outcomes, possible meanings, differential diagnosis, and summaries of tests available. The book is organized into 2 sections. The first section is devoted to disease states. Where appropriate, a patient's chief complaint and/or physical findings are initially presented with subsequent discussions focused on discrete disease states as they relate to a patient's chief complaint. The second section is devoted to an alphabetical listing of laboratory tests while stressing the integration of the clinical laboratory in the clinical decision making process. Test sensitivity, specific and possible and negative probabilities are included whenever appropriate. Microbiology tests are listed in a separate chapter.
INTRODUCTION Chapter 1: FALTs: Factors Affecting Laboratory Tests L.V. Rao SECTION 1: DISEASE STATES Chapter 2: Autoimmune Diseases M. Rabie Al-Turkmani Chapter 3: Cardiovascular Disorders Craig S. Smith Chapter 4: Central Nervous System Disorders Juliana Szakacs Chapter 5: Digestive Diseases L Michael Snyder and Michael J. Mitchell Chapter 6: Endocrine Diseases Hongbo Yu Chapter 7: Genitourinary System Disorders Charles Kiefer Chapter 8: Gynecologic and Obstetric Disorders Juliana Szakacs Chapter 9: Hematologic Disorders Liberto Pechet Chapter 10: Hereditary and Genetic Diseases Marzena Galdzicka, Patricia Minehart Miron, and Edward I. Ginns Chapter 11: Infectious Diseases Michael J. Mitchell Chapter 12: Renal Disorders M. Rabie Al-Turkmani Chapter 13: Respiratory, Metabolic, and Acid-Base Disorders L.V. Rao and Michael J. Mitchell Chapter 14: Toxicology and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Amanda J. Jenkins Chapter 15: Transfusion Medicine Vishesh Chhibber SECTION 2: LAB TESTS Chapter 16: Laboratory Tests L.V. Rao, Liberto Pechet, Amanda Jenkins, Edward I. Ginns, Marzena Galdzicka, Craig Smith, Vishesh Chhibber, Charles Kiefer, Neng Yu and Patricia Minehart Miron Chapter 17: Infectious Disease Assays Michael J. Mitchell and L.V. Rao