Tietz Clinical Guide to Laboratory Tests, by Wu, 4th Edition
This new edition of Norbert Tietz's classic handbook presents information on common tests as well as rare and highly specialized tests and procedures - including a summary of the utility and merit of each test. Biological variables that may affect test results are discussed, and a focus is placed on reference ranges, diagnostic information, clinical interpretation of laboratory data, interferences, and specimen types. New and updated content has been added in all areas, with over 100 new tests added.
Tests are divided into 8 main sections and arranged alphabetically.
Each test includes necessary information such as test name (or disorder) and method, specimens and special requirements, reference ranges, chemical interferences and in vivo effects, kinetic values, diagnostic information, factors influencing drug disposition, and clinical comments and remarks.
The most current and relevant tests are included; outdated tests have been eliminated.
Test index (with extensive cross references) and disease index provide the reader with an easy way to find necessary information
Four new sections in key areas (Preanalytical, Flow Cytometry, Pharmacogenomics, and Allergy) make this edition current and useful.
New editor Alan Wu, who specializes in Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this edition.
The Molecular Diagnostics section has been greatly expanded due to the increased prevalence of new molecular techniques being used in laboratories.
References are now found after each test, rather than at the end of each section, for easier access.
Teitz Clinical Guide to Laboratory Tests, 4th edition
By Archy "avidreader" - August 28, 2011
The book arrived in excellent condition. It was delivered in a reasonable timeframe. I knew the content of the book and just wanted this much cited edition, so I am completely satisfied. Amazon saved the day yet again!
Useless to Clinician
By Robert Simon M.D. - November 21, 2010
This book is useless to a clinician. I wish I would have read reviews before buying, but thanks to Amazon, its easy to return. Hard to believe its beyond one edition. Cannot look up a test and get any differential or how to interpret it. Tables are of no value clinically. Index is very poorly done.
Very good useful reference for the office
By NottsNight "blackNight" - January 17, 2010
I came across this edition of Tuetz Clinical Guide over a year ago while browsing related titles in the University library. I borowed it for several periods and every time I keep it longer than the borrowing time (ended up paying fines equal to the price of the book it self on Amazon). Now the question you might ask is why when I liked this book soo much I did not buy it sooner (rather than paying for it twice in library fines)? The answer is that I was expecting a more updated edition to show up in the market soon. This edition is copyrigted 2006 and I only took the plunge to buy it when I noticed that gaps of up to 11 yers (1995- 2006) separated the third and the forth editions. The book content is very helpfull as an office reference. The number of tests and reference ranges in addition to the main clinical significence of each test makes it one of if not the first point of reference I look into to find answers on the spot while at work. Highly recommended for every... read more
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