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Medical tests sourcebook : basic consumer health information about medical tests, including age-specific health tests, important health screenings and exams, home-use tests, blood and specimen tests, electrical tests, scope tests, genetic testing, and imaging tests, such as X-rays, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, angiography, and nuclear medicine ; along with a glossary and directory of additional resources

Author: Joyce Brennfleck Shannon
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, 2004.
Series: Health reference series.
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Medical tests sourcebook.
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, 2004
(OCoLC)671563829
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Brennfleck Shannon
ISBN: 0780806700 9780780806702
OCLC Number: 54501041
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 654 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Essential patient information about medical tests --
Ch. 1. Quick tips when getting medical tests --
Ch. 2. Why doctors order lab tests --
Ch. 3. Identifying quality laboratory services --
Ch. 4. Health insurance --
Ch. 5. Self-ordered tests --
pt. II. Age-specific health screenings, preventive tests, and exams --
Ch. 6. Genetic and metabolic screening of newborn infants --
Ch. 7. Child health guide : checkup visits, tests, and exams --
Ch. 8. Teen wellness exam --
Ch. 9. Personal health guide for adults : preventive tests and exams --
Ch. 10. Preventive screenings for women --
Ch. 11. Preventive screenings for men --
pt. III. Screenings and diagnostic tests for specific concerns --
Ch. 12. Cardiovascular disease diagnosis --
Ch. 13. Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) diagnosis --
Ch. 14. Colorectal cancer screening --
Ch. 15. Diabetes diagnosis --
Ch. 16. Diagnosing osteoporosis --
Ch. 17. Tests that evaluate asthma and lung disease --
Ch. 18. Allergy testing --
Ch. 19. Vision exams --
Ch. 20. Hearing screening --
Ch. 21. Infertility tests --
Ch. 22. Diagnosing sexually transmitted diseases --
pt. IV. Home-use tests and assessments --
Ch. 23. Home-use tests : what you need to know --
Ch. 24. Home tests : a physician's perspective --
Ch. 25. Buying diagnostic tests from the Internet : buyer beware! --
Ch. 26. Homes-use tests of blood, body fluids, and specimens --
Ch. 27. Home vision tests --
Ch. 28. Bystander stroke diagnosis --
Ch. 29. Online screening tests --
Ch. 30. Assess your risk for developing obesity-associated diseases --
pt. V. Testing of blood, body fluids, and specimens --
Ch. 31. How to interpret your blood test results --
Ch. 32. Blood tests --
Ch. 33. Biopsy --
Ch. 34. Lumbar puncture (spinal tap) --
Ch. 35. Stool tests --
Ch. 36. Strep screen/throat culture --
Ch. 37. Sweat testing for cystic fibrosis --
Ch. 38. Urine tests --
pt. VI. Imaging tests --
Ch. 39. X-rays --
Ch. 40. Ultrasound --
Ch. 41. Computed tomography (CT) scan --
Ch. 42. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) --
Ch. 43. Angiography --
Ch. 44. Nuclear medicine procedures --
pt. VII. Electrical tests --
Ch. 45. Electrocardiogram (EKG) --
Ch. 46. Electroencephalogram (EEG)/brain wave test --
Ch. 47. Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction velocities --
Ch. 48. Exercise stress tests --
Ch. 49. Holter monitor --
Ch. 50. Sleep studies --
Ch. 51. Tilt test --
pt. VIII. Scope tests --
Ch. 52. Bronchoscopy --
Ch. 53. Cardiac catheterization --
Ch. 54. Colonoscopy --
Ch. 55. Colposcopy and cervical biopsy --
Ch. 56. Cystoscopy and ureteroscopy --
Ch. 57. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) --
Ch. 58. Flexible sigmoidoscopy --
Ch. 59. Laparoscopy --
Ch. 60. Upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy --
pt. IX. Genetic testing --
Ch. 61. A brief primer on genetic testing --
Ch. 62. Uses of genetic testing --
Ch. 63. Ordering genetic testing --
Ch. 64. Genetic discrimination in health insurance --
pt. X. Additional information --
Ch. 65. Glossary of medical tests terms --
Ch. 66. Directory of resources.
Series Title: Health reference series.
Responsibility: edited by Joyce Brennfleck Shannon.

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