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The Patient's Guide to Medical Tests, 2/e

The Patient's Guide to Medical Tests, 2/e

The Patient's Guide to Medical Tests, 2/e

The Patient's Guide to Medical Tests, 2/e

Everything u Need to Know about the Tests ur Doctor Orders

  • By: J Segen, J Wade

₹265.50 ₹295.00 Save: ₹29.50 (10%)

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ISBN: 9788176497770

Bind: Paperback

Year: 2004

Pages: 432

Size: 153 x 229 mm

Publisher: Facts On File Inc.

Published in India by: Viva Books

Exclusive Distributors: Viva Books

Sales Territory: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka


Rapid advances in diagnostic medicine have made it crucial for consumers to have access to up-to-date, objective information about the tools commonly used by physicians, hospitals, and commercial labsFully revised and updated, The Patient’s Guide to Medical Tests, Second Edition provides a basic understanding of these diagnostic procedures.


Organized alphabetically, this comprehensive guide provides information on more than 1,000 commonly prescribed tests, including the CAT scan, MRI, PSA blood test for prostate cancer, HIV test, mammography, fetal monitoring, and the pulmonary function test. 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 cost of each test. An extensive glossary of medical terms translates professional terminology into accessible language, as does an appendix on medical abbreviations and symbols. A helpful "Comments" section notes any necessary precautions to take when evaluating a procedure’s results as well as the possible risks to patients.

New and updated coverage include:

  • Information on which tests have been "retired" as well as new testing methods that have been introduced
  • New tests in clinical cardiology
  • Preferred imaging techniques
  • The impact of the Internet on diagnostic testing
  • The growing direct-to-consumer movement in medical testing.



About the Author(s)

Joseph C. Segen, M.D. is a board-certified pathologist who has written extensively for both professional and lay audiences. Among his recent books are Current Med Talk (1995) and The Dictionary of Alternative Medicine (1997), both for Simon & Schuster’s Health Professions Division. He is also the co-inventor of several surgical devices and is skilled in technical illustrations and graphics. He lives in Grundy, VA and is affiliated with Buchanan General Hospital.

Josie Wade, R.N., a critical care nurse, has provided the clinical perspective for this edition. She lives in Grundy, VA.


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