Clinical Diagnostic Tests: How To Avoid Errors In...

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Edition 01
Author Laposata, Michael
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Clinical Diagnostic Testsis a convenient, quick-reference guide to common errors and pitfalls in test selection and result interpretation for practitioners and trainees in all areas of clinical medicine. Authored by recognized experts and educators in laboratory medicine, it provides timely, practical guidance about what to doâõand what not to doâõfor practitioners ordering or interpreting clinical tests. Each topic features a concise overview and summary followed by a list of bulleted âèstandards of careâì that will enable practitioners to quickly recognize and avert a potential problem.Organized for easy access to critical information, this pithy guide addresses all major issues practitioners are likely to encounter during their day-to-day clinical work. It is intended for practitioners in pathology, laboratory medicine, primary care as well as nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It is also a valuable resource for clinical trainees and students who need to learn effective, efficient use of the clinical lab in practice.Key Features:Provides practical guidance for avoiding common errors and pitfalls in lab test selection and interpretationIncludes pithy overviews and recommendations for quick referenceWritten by expert authors and educators in laboratory medicinePresents bulleted âèstandards of careâìServes as a concise, to-the-point teaching guideAbout the Author:Michael Laposata, MD, PhD, is Chair of Pathology, Director of Division of Laboratory Medicine and Clinical Laboratories, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston"

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"Clinical Diagnostic Testsis a convenient, quick-reference guide to common errors and pitfalls in test selection and result interpretation for practitioners and trainees in all areas of clinical medicine. Authored by recognized experts and educators in laboratory medicine, it provides timely, practical guidance about what to doóand what not to doófor practitioners ordering or interpreting clinical tests. Each topic features a concise overview and summary followed by a list of bulleted ìstandards of careî that will enable practitioners to quickly recognize and avert a potential problem."

Table of Contents
ContentsContributorsPreface1. Transfusion MedicineQuentin G. Eichbaum, Garrett S. Booth, and Pampee P. Young2. Coagulation DisordersMichael Laposata3. Hematology and ImmunologyAdam C. Seegmiller and Mary Ann Thompson Arildsen4. Clinical ChemistryJames H. Nichols and Carol A. Rauch5. Clinical MicrobiologyCharles W. Stratton6. Laboratory ManagementCandis A. KinkusIndex