Medical Tests Sourcebook, 6th Edition

  • Greg Mullin
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  • ISBN-10: 0780816412
  • ISBN-13: 9780780816411
  • DDC: 616.07
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released November 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Consumer health information about laboratory, imaging, and other types of medical testing for disease screening, diagnosis, and monitoring, along with information and guidelines for preventive care testing in children and adults. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Screening and Preventive Care Tests.
1: Regular Health Exams Are Important.
2: Questions about Medical Tests.
3: Newborn Screening Tests.
4: Preventive Care Screening Tests for Children and Adolescents.
5: Preventive Care and Screening Tests for Adults.
6: Preventive Care and Screening for Seniors.
7: Genetic Testing.
8: Required Medical Screening of Immigrants to the United States.
Laboratory Tests.
9: Understanding Laboratory Tests.
10: Point-of-Care Diagnostic Testing.
11: Common Blood Tests.
12: Biopsies.
13: Bone Marrow Tests.
14: Drug Testing.
15: Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap).
16: Stool Tests.
17: Bacteria Culture Test.
18: Strep Throat Test.
19: Urine Tests.
20: Yeast Infection Test.
Imaging Tests.
21: Medical Imaging Tests.
22: Benefits and Risks of Medical Imaging.
23: Medical X-Rays.
24: Contrast Radiography.
25: Ultrasound (Sonography) Exams.
26: Computed Tomography (CT).
27: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
28: Nuclear Imaging.
29: Mammograms.
30: Neurological Imaging.
31: Optical Imaging.
Catheterization, Endoscopic, and Electrical Tests and Assessments.
32: Cardiac Catheterization.
33: Endoscopy.
34: Electrocardiogram (EKG).
35: Electroencephalogram (EEG).
36: Holter and Event Monitors.
37: Stress Testing.
38: Transesophageal Echocardiography.
Screening and Assessments for Specific Conditions and Diseases.
39: Allergy Testing.
40: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Testing.
41: Bladder and Kidney Function Tests.
42: Cancer Screening Tests.
43: Celiac Disease Tests.
44: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Tests.
45: Diabetes Tests.
46: Eating Disorders: Suggested Medical Tests.
47: Hearing Assessments.
48: Heart and Vascular Disease Screening and Diagnostic Tests.
49: Infectious Disease Testing.
50: Lung Disease Tests.
51: Neurological Diagnostic Tests.
52: Prenatal and Infertility Tests.
53: Sleep Disorder Tests.
54: Thyroid Tests.
55: Vision Tests.
56: Vestibular (Balance) Problem Tests.
Home and Self-Ordered Tests.
57: An Introduction to Home-Use Medical Tests.
58: Cholesterol Home-Use Test.
59: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing.
60: Drugs of Abuse Home Tests.
61: Gynecological Concerns Home Tests.
62: Menopause Home Test.
63: Hepatitis C Home Test.
64: HIV Home Test.
65: Prothrombin Home Test.
Additional Help and Information.
66: Glossary of Terms Related to Medical Tests.
67: Online Health Screening Tools.
68: Directory of Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Programs.
69: Organizations with Resources for People Undergoing Medical Tests.