Tietz Clinical Guide to Laboratory Tests 4th Edition

June 19, 2017


This new edition of Norbert Tietz’s classic handbook presents information on common tests as well as rare and highly specialized tests and procedures – including a summary of the utility and merit of each test. Biological variables that may affect test results are discussed, and a focus is placed on reference ranges, diagnostic information, clinical interpretation of laboratory data, interferences, and specimen types. New and updated content has been added in all areas, with over 100 new tests added.

Key Features

  • Tests are divided into 8 main sections and arranged alphabetically.
  • Each test includes necessary information such as test name (or disorder) and method, specimens and special requirements, reference ranges, chemical interferences and in vivo effects, kinetic values, diagnostic information, factors influencing drug disposition, and clinical comments and remarks.
  • The most current and relevant tests are included; outdated tests have been eliminated.
  • Test index (with extensive cross references) and disease index provide the reader with an easy way to find necessary information

Table of Contents

Section 1 Preanalytical aspects New!

Section 2 General Clinical Tests

Section 3 Molecular Diagnostics

Section 4 Therapeutic Drugs and Drugs of Abuse

Section 5 Clinical Microbiology

Section 6 Immunophenotyping Markers New!

Section 7 Pharmacogenomics New!

Section 8 Allergy Testing New!

Test Index

Disease Index


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© Saunders 2006
8th June 2006
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About the Author

Alan Wu

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief, Clinical Chemistry, San Francisco General Hospital; Professor, Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA


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