Health Reference Series: Medical Tests Sourcebook

Editor/Author Williams, Angela L.
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $85.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $127.50
ISBN: 978-0-7808-1640-4
Category: Health & Medicine - Medicine
Image Count: 29
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Medical Tests Sourcebook, Sixth Edition provides updated information about exams, tests, and other screening, diagnostic, and disease monitoring procedures. It discusses preventive care guidelines and the screening tests used for such specific conditions as allergies, cancer, celiac disease, cardiovascular disorders, diabetes, kidney and thyroid dysfunction, and others.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part I: Screening and Preventive Care Tests
  • Chapter 1—Regular Health Exams Are Important
  • Section 1.1—Why Regular Health Exams Are Important
  • Section 1.2—Women: Stay Healthy at Any Age
  • Section 1.3—Men: Take Charge of Your Health
  • Section 1.4—Five Minutes (Or Less) for Health
  • Chapter 2—Questions about Medical Tests
  • Chapter 3—Newborn Screening Tests
  • Chapter 4—Preventive Care Screening Tests for Children and Adolescents
  • Section 4.1—Recommended Screening Tests for Children and Adolescents
  • Section 4.2—Body Mass Index Screening for Weight Problems
  • Section 4.3—Screening Test for Child's Vision
  • Section 4.4—Get Your Teen Screened for Depression
  • Chapter 5—Preventive Care and Screening Tests for Adults
  • Section 5.1—Women's Health Screening Recommendations
  • Section 5.2—Men's Health Screening Recommendations
  • Section 5.3—Get Your Blood Pressure Checked
  • Section 5.4—Talk with Your Doctor about Depression
  • Section 5.5—Get Tested for Cholesterol
  • Chapter 6—Preventive Care and Screening for Seniors
  • Section 6.1—Bone Density Test
  • Section 6.2—Hearing Test
  • Section 6.3—Vision Test
  • Section 6.4—Recommended Immunizations for Seniors
  • Chapter 7—Genetic Testing
  • Section 7.1—Frequently Asked Questions about Genetic Testing
  • Section 7.2—Genetic Consultation
  • Section 7.3—Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Risk
  • Chapter 8—Required Medical Screening of Immigrants to the United States
  • Part II: Laboratory Tests
  • Chapter 9—Understanding Laboratory Tests
  • Chapter 10—Point-of-Care Diagnostic Testing
  • Chapter 11—Common Blood Tests
  • Chapter 12—Biopsies
  • Section 12.1—Biopsy Basics
  • Section 12.2—Breast Biopsy
  • Section 12.3—Kidney Biopsy
  • Section 12.4—Liver Biopsy
  • Section 12.5—Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Section 12.6—Other Biopsies
  • Chapter 13—Bone Marrow Tests
  • Chapter 14—Drug Testing
  • Chapter 15—Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
  • Chapter 16—Stool Tests
  • Section 16.1—Stool Culture
  • Section 16.2—Detecting Parasite Antigens
  • Section 16.3—Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT)
  • Chapter 17—Bacteria Culture Test
  • Chapter 18—Strep Throat Test
  • Chapter 19—Urine Tests
  • Section 19.1—Urine Test: Basics
  • Section 19.2—Epithelial Cells in Urine
  • Section 19.3—Mucus in Urine
  • Section 19.4—Bilirubin in Urine
  • Section 19.5—Blood in Urine
  • Section 19.6—Crystals in Urine Test
  • Section 19.7—Ketones in Urine
  • Section 19.8—Nitrites in Urine
  • Section 19.9—Protein in Urine
  • Section 19.10—Urobilinogen in Urine
  • Chapter 20—Yeast Infection Test
  • Part III: Imaging Tests
  • Chapter 21—Medical Imaging Tests
  • Chapter 22—Benefits and Risks of Medical Imaging
  • Chapter 23—Medical X-Rays
  • Section 23.1—Medical X-Rays—Basics
  • Section 23.2—Chest X-Ray
  • Section 23.3—Dental Imaging
  • Section 23.4—Fluoroscopy
  • Section 23.5—Pediatric X-Ray Imaging
  • Section 23.6—Radiography
  • Chapter 24—Contrast Radiography
  • Section 24.1—Coronary Angiography
  • Section 24.2—Cystogram
  • Section 24.3—Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Series
  • Section 24.4—Lower Gastrointestinal (GI) Series (Barium Enema)
  • Section 24.5—Lung Ventilation/Perfusion Scan
  • Chapter 25—Ultrasound (Sonography) Exams
  • Section 25.1—Ultrasound Overview
  • Section 25.2—Carotid Ultrasound
  • Section 25.3—Echocardiography (Heart)
  • Section 25.4—Pelvic Ultrasound
  • Chapter 26—Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Section 26.1—Introduction to Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Section 26.2—Chest CT Scan
  • Section 26.3—Coronary Calcium Scan
  • Section 26.4—Virtual Colonoscopy
  • Section 26.5—Full Body CT Scans—What You Need to Know
  • Chapter 27—Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Section 27.1—Introduction to MRI
  • Section 27.2—Cardiac MRI
  • Section 27.3—Chest MRI
  • Section 27.4—MRI of the Spine
  • Chapter 28—Nuclear Imaging
  • Section 28.1—Molecular Imaging and Nuclear Imaging (PET and SPECT)
  • Section 28.2—Nuclear Heart Scan
  • Chapter 29—Mammograms
  • Chapter 30—Neurological Imaging
  • Chapter 31—Optical Imaging
  • Part IV: Catheterization, Endoscopic, and Electrical Tests and Assessments
  • Chapter 32—Cardiac Catheterization
  • Chapter 33—Endoscopy
  • Section 33.1—Endoscopy Overview
  • Section 33.2—Bronchoscopy
  • Section 33.3—Capsule Endoscopy
  • Section 33.4—Colonoscopy
  • Section 33.5—Cystoscopy and Ureteroscopy
  • Section 33.6—Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
  • Section 33.7—Upper Endoscopy
  • Section 33.8—Laryngoscopy
  • Section 33.9—Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Section 33.10—Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Chapter 34—Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Chapter 35—Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Chapter 36—Holter and Event Monitors
  • Chapter 37—Stress Testing
  • Chapter 38—Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Part V: Screening and Assessments for Specific Conditions and Diseases
  • Chapter 39—Allergy Testing
  • Section 39.1—Allergy Blood Test
  • Section 39.2—Patch Tests for Allergies
  • Chapter 40—Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Testing
  • Chapter 41—Bladder and Kidney Function Tests
  • Section 41.1—Albumin Blood Test
  • Section 41.2—Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) Test
  • Section 41.3—Calcium Blood Test
  • Section 41.4—Calcium in Urine Test
  • Section 41.5—Chloride Blood Test
  • Section 41.6—Urodynamic Testing
  • Section 41.7—Tracking Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chapter 42—Cancer Screening Tests
  • Section 42.1—Cancer Screening Overview
  • Section 42.2—Bladder and Other Urothelial Cancers Screening
  • Section 42.3—Breast Cancer Screening
  • Section 42.4—Cervical Cancer Screening
  • Section 42.5—Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Section 42.6—Esophageal Cancer Screening
  • Section 42.7—Lung Cancer Screening
  • Section 42.8—Oral Cavity, Pharyngeal, and Laryngeal Cancer Screening
  • Section 42.9—Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Section 42.10—Skin Cancer Screening
  • Section 42.11—Testicular Cancer Screening
  • Section 42.12—Tumor Markers
  • Chapter 43—Celiac Disease Tests
  • Chapter 44—Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Tests
  • Chapter 45—Diabetes Tests
  • Section 45.1—Screening Tests for Diabetes
  • Section 45.2—Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Chapter 46—Eating Disorders: Suggested Medical Tests
  • Chapter 47—Hearing Assessments
  • Chapter 48—Heart and Vascular Disease Screening and Diagnostic Tests
  • Chapter 49—Infectious Disease Testing
  • Section 49.1—Chlamydia Test
  • Section 49.2—Hepatitis Diagnostic Tests
  • Section 49.3—Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Testing
  • Section 49.4—Tuberculosis (TB) Test
  • Chapter 50—Lung Disease Tests
  • Section 50.1—Understanding Lung Function Tests
  • Section 50.2—Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Section 50.3—Pneumonia
  • Chapter 51—Neurological Diagnostic Tests
  • Chapter 52—Prenatal and Infertility Tests
  • Section 52.1—Prenatal Tests
  • Section 52.2—Infertility Tests
  • Chapter 53—Sleep Disorder Tests
  • Chapter 54—Thyroid Tests
  • Section 54.1—Graves Disease Testing
  • Section 54.2—Hashimoto Disease Testing
  • Section 54.3—Thyroid Function and Disease Tests
  • Section 54.4—Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Test
  • Chapter 55—Vision Tests
  • Section 55.1—Routine Eye Exam
  • Section 55.2—Color Blindness Testing
  • Section 55.3—Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exam
  • Section 55.4—Common Vision Tests
  • Chapter 56—Vestibular (Balance) Problem Tests
  • Part VI: Home and Self-Ordered Tests
  • Chapter 57—An Introduction to Home-Use Medical Tests
  • Chapter 58—Cholesterol Home-Use Test
  • Chapter 59—Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing
  • Chapter 60—Drugs of Abuse Home Tests
  • Chapter 61—Gynecological Concerns Home Tests
  • Section 61.1—Ovulation (Saliva Test)
  • Section 61.2—Ovulation (Urine Test)
  • Section 61.3—Home Pregnancy Test
  • Section 61.4—Home Vaginal pH Test
  • Chapter 62—Menopause Home Test
  • Chapter 63—Hepatitis C Home Test
  • Chapter 64—HIV Home Test
  • Chapter 65—Prothrombin Home Test
  • Part VII: Additional Help and Information
  • Chapter 66—Glossary of Terms Related to Medical Tests
  • Chapter 67—Online Health Screening Tools
  • Chapter 68—Directory of Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Programs
  • Chapter 69—Organizations with Resources for People Undergoing Medical Tests