Friday, October 22, 2010

The Patient's Guide to Medical Tests - Book Review

This book provides a basic understanding of the diagnostic procedures and tools used by physicians, hospitals, and commercial laboratories. Organized alphabetically, this comprehensive guide presents information on more than 1,000 commonly prescribed tests and procedures.
Each entry includes a description of the test,patient preparation required, a description of the procedure itself, the reference range, what abnormal values may signify, and the approximate cost of each test.An extensive glossary of medical terms translates professional terminology into accessible language, as does an appendix of medical abbreviations and symbols.

Author: Joseph C Segen,M.D., And Josie Wade, R.N.

Publisher: Checkmark Books

No.of pages: 418

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