Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation

Oxford University Press

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Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation

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Thanks to major advances in technology thousands of clinical and laboratory tests are now available, forming a key part of the diagnostic process in the highly complex field of modern medicine. This handbook provides a patient-orientated approach to investigation, with a comprehensive review of specialty-related tests. Written in the Oxford Handbook style, this book features references and up-to-date website links for extra clinical detail.

This new edition has been revised to include the most recent developments in investigatory tests, with clear step-by-step instructions and updated illustrations to provide greater clarifying background to the text. Written by an experienced team of active clinicians, this is invaluable for junior doctors as a quick reference, as well as for senior medical students preparing for examinations.

Key points:

  • An indispensable guide to investigative techniques written by an experienced team of active clinicians
  • Provides both a patient-centred and specialty-centred approach to investigation of symptoms and signs, with advice on all relevant tests and the pitfalls of interpreting results
  • Extensively illustrated to aid understanding of the more complex investigation and interpretation of results
  • Cross-referenced with the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, 10th Edition, for more detailed clinical management advice

New to this edition:

  • Thoroughly revised with the latest investigations, such as faecal immunochemical testing, advanced MRI techniques, and new genetic screening for phaeochromocytoma

Readership: Medical students and junior doctors, who will find it ideal for revision; all doctors at any stage in their careers will also find it useful.

Editor: Drew Provan

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