Laboratory Diagnostic Pathways: Clinical Manual of Screening Methods and Stepwise Diagnosis
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About this title:
The prognosis of a disease often depends on the timing of therapeutic invention, which in turn strongly relies on a reliable and quick diagnosis. Laboratory diagnostic pathways are algorithms that give structure to the diagnostic process, thereby minimizing the risk of mistreatment, shortening the hospital stay, and lowering the cost of treatment.
This book offers 70 diagnostic algorithms that lead physicians and laboratory personnel through the diagnostic process in a step-by-step fashion. In Part One, general basics, infrastructure, and economic aspects are discussed and tips for implementation are given. Part Two introduces screening methods for cases without a suspected diagnosis, as well as specific pathways for stepwise diagnosis of the most common diseases, accompanied by information on pathophysiology, preanalytical measures, implementation, and interpretation of results.
- Ground-breaking work for standardization, quality assurance, and rationalization in clinical practice
- Provides diagnostic algorithms jointly developed by laboratory physicians and clinicians
- Based on international guidelines
Readership: Physicians and laboratory personnel.
Editors: Walter Hofmann, Johannes Aufenanger, and Georg Hoffmann