Lab Literacy for Canadian Doctors: A Guide to Ordering the Right Tests for Better Patient Care

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Christopher Naugler
Brush Education, May 5, 2014 - Medical - 328 pages

Lab Literacy for Canadian Doctors helps you to make better decisions about the right tests for typical clinical situations, quickly and efficiently, to improve patient care. Refer to this essential guide for:

  • Advice and information on lab errors, false positives and negatives, and blood and tissue collection.
  • A quick index summarizing the clinical utility of common tests.
  • Sections on dermatology, ENT and respiratory system, endocrine system, fatigue, GI and hepatic system, gynecology and pregnancy, routine screening, and more.
  • Protocols for screening tests that follow Canadian guidelines.
  • Values in both conventional and SI units.
 

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Contents

DERMATOLOGY
1
EARS NOSE AND THROAT AND RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
19
ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
23
FATIGUE
51
GASTROINTESTINAL AND HEPATIC SYSTEM
61
GENITOURINARY SYSTEM
99
GYNECOLOGY AND PREGNANCY
123
HEMATOLOGY
133
NEUROPSYCHIATRY
211
ROUTINE SCREENING
231
THERAPEUTIC DRUG MONITORING
251
LAB BASICS
261
LAB INVESTIGATIONS INDEX
273
Abbreviations
297
Contributors
301
Index
303

INTOXICATION AND TOXIDROMES
173
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM
201

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About the author (2014)

Christopher Naugler, MD, FRCPC, is a general pathologist and family physician with wide-ranging research, teaching, and clinical experience. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and the Department of Family Medicine, at the University of Calgary, and with Calgary Laboratory Services.

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