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$44.95 - print
$39.99 - ebook
Published
Pages
328
Binding
Reinforced Cover
Dimensions
4.25x7.25in
ISBN Print
9781550594911
ISBN eBook
9781550594928
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Choosing wisely for better patient care 

Lab Literacy for Canadian Doctors is an affordable, comprehensive pocket guide to the best lab tests for typical clinical situations, helping you improve patient care. This unique guide is about which lab investigations to do first. It outlines the most efficient and cost-effective way to use laboratory tests to support clinical diagnosis and management.

Refer to this essential guide for:

  • 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.

Reviews

"Finally, a highly readable, practical guide for physicians that focuses on the ordering of laboratory tests based on the underlying clinical context. A valuable resource that promises to advance health care quality through promoting patient-centred, appropriate care."

Richard G. Hegele, MD, FRCPC, PhD
Professor & Chair, Dept. of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, University of Toronto
Chief, Dept. of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children

"Appropriate utilization of clinical laboratory tests is an important part of practicing medicine in 21st century. Dr. Naugler has done an excellent job by providing the most up-to-date information in a relatively complicated subject in an easy-to-follow format."

Hossein Sadrzadeh, PhD, DABCC, FACB
Chief, Clinical Biochemistry Section, Calgary Laboratory Services
Clinical Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Calgary

 

Table of Contents

1. Dermatology
2. Ears, nose, and throat, and respiratory system
3. Endocrine system
4. Fatigue
5. Gastrointestinal and hepatic system
6. Genitourinary system
7. Gynecology and pregnancy
8. Intoxication and toxidromes
9. Hematology
10. Musculoskeletal system
11. Neuropsychiatry
12. Routine screening
13. Therapeutic drug monitoring
14. Lab basics
Lab investigations index



Dr. Christopher Naugler

Christopher Naugler, MD, FRCPC, is an associate professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Calgary, and the Zone Clinical Section Chief of General Pathology with Calgary Laboratory Services.