Lab Literacy for Canadian Doctors

Lab Literacy for Canadian Doctors is an affordable and comprehensive pocket guide for choosing appropriate lab tests. It quickly and efficiently improves patient care through better test decisions for clinical situations. This unique resource reduces the risks of: ordering the wrong test, not clearly understanding test results and options, delaying treatments, and making misdiagnoses.

Refer to this essential guide for:

Diagnostic algorithms.
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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Cover 1
Contents 6
List of illustrations 8
Introduction 10
DERMATOLOGY 14
EARS, NOSE, AND THROAT, AND RESPIRATORY SYSTEM 32
ENDOCRINE SYSTEM 36
FATIGUE 64
GASTROINTESTINAL AND HEPATIC SYSTEM 74
GENITOURINARY SYSTEM 112
GYNECOLOGY AND PREGNANCY 136
HEMATOLOGY 146
INTOXICATION AND TOXIDROMES 186
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM 214
NEUROPSYCHIATRY 224
ROUTINE SCREENING 244
THERAPEUTIC DRUG MONITORING 264
LAB BASICS 274
LAB INVESTIGATIONS INDEX 286
Abbreviations 310
Contributors 314
Index 316