Tests are organized alphabetically with A-to-Z thumb tabs for quick reference. UNIQUE Each test entry begins on a new page, making tests easy to find. Normal findings for adult (male and female), elderly, and pediatric patients are included where applicable to provide complete clinical data. Possible critical values are highlighted to alert you to situations requiring immediate intervention. Symbol next to drug-related interfering factors alerts you to the effects of pharmacologic agents on tests. Increased and decreased abnormal findings are highlighted with directional arrows. Icon for patient teaching-related care indicates information to share with patients and their families. UNIQUE Each test concludes with a Notes section where you can add your own information. User's Guide to Test Preparation and Performance provides an overview and guidelines for each type of laboratory test and diagnostic procedure to ensure safety and accuracy. Lists of tests by body system and test type allow you to quickly locate related studies. Abbreviations for tests are listed inside the front and back covers, and symbols and units of measurement are listed in an appendix. UNIQUE Durable cover with round edges helps prevent the book from being damaged and makes it easier to handle. 32 NEW tests, including age-related macular degeneration risk analysis, cell culture drug resistance testing, flourescein angiography, HIV drug resistance testing, urea breath test, virus testing, and Vitamin D testing, present the latest information on diagnostic and laboratory testing.