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CHI: Diagnostic Tests

The following Web sites are listed in alphabetical, NOT ranked, order.  Clicking on any of the links below will open the professional site in a new window.

ARUP: Guide to Clinical Laboratory Testing
ARUP Laboratories is a clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory at the University of Utah. The Guide reflects new knowledge in the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of conditions. It includes diagnostic algorithms, each entry comprised of a methodological description and discussion of clinical significance and test utilization. There is also an index of trace elements and their known pathological consequences. 


Ask NOAH About: Diagnostic Procedures
The New York Online Access to Health (NOAH) Diagnostic Procedures section includes the topics: The Basics; Children and Diagnostic Procedures; Glossaries; Teens and Diagnostic Procedures; The Older Adult and Diagnostic Procedures.


Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide: Diagnostic Tests
This site contains over 80 diagnostics tests. Each answers the questions: What is the test? How do I prepare it? What happens when the test is performed? What risks are there? Must I do anything special after the test is over? How long before the results of the test is known? There is also a subscription to the free email newsletter HEALTHbeat.


Lab Tests Online
This site helps patients and caregivers understand the clinical lab tests that are part of routine care. It tells why a test might be given and how to interpret its results. The Screening Guide gives information on tests to help early detection of common and treatable diseases. Inside the Lab articles help explain what goes on "behind the scenes". 


The Doctor's Doctor: Laboratory Testing
The pathologist is regarded by the medical community as “The Doctor's Doctor”. This site was created by pathologist Paul Shitabata. The Laboratories Testing section addresses medical statistics, laboratory finance, and accuracy of lab tests. There are special sections covering Blood Gases, Clinical Chemistry, Coagulation, Hematology, Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Molecular Biology, Serology, Transfusion Medicine, and Urinalysis. 


The Merck Manual: Common Medical Tests
The Merck Manual is the most widely read medical text in the world. The Medical Tests section describes the six categories of tests: analysis of body fluids, imaging tests, endoscopy, and measurement of body functions, biopsy, and analysis of genetic material in cells. Also addressed are the risks and results associated with the tests.


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