Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation (Oxford Handbooks Series) 2nd Edition
With new material, illustrations and updated chapters, the new edition of this enormously successful book provides guidance on the best use of the many tests and investigations currently available. It emphasizes which tests are of value, when tests are not likely to be helpful, and explains likely pitfalls in the interpretation of results. Throughout, the book emphasises the need to avoid over-investigation.
Starting off with a patient-oriented approach to investigation, the book describes key symptoms and signs, along with tests that may be of value in reaching a diagnosis. The remainder of the book is specialty-centered, and provides a comprehensive review of all available tests within a given subject