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Laboratory Aids in Diagnosis.

Laboratory Aids in Diagnosis. This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract This small book is a listing of laboratory findings in various diseases, and conditions that are associated with certain test results. The alphabetical arrangement of diseases and other subjects is convenient and useful, since no index is needed. The alphabetic method of listing individual tests for a disease or listing the possible diseases when a test is abnormal, however, is unfortunate. It obscures the relative significance, specificity, and comparative usefulness of various tests or entities listed in the tables. Providing the possible diseases which may cause a given test to become abnormal is useful; ie, the possibilities when Bence-Jones protein is present; but it is misleading to say "increased in" which suggests that "normal" Bence-Jones proteinuria exists. Diseases given in the order of frequency of occurrence would be more meaningful. Acute leukemia is another such example; 14 tests are listed without mentioning which are the most definitive (except that bone http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Laboratory Aids in Diagnosis.

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract This small book is a listing of laboratory findings in various diseases, and conditions that are associated with certain test results. The alphabetical arrangement of diseases and other subjects is convenient and useful, since no index is needed. The alphabetic method of listing individual tests for a disease or listing the possible diseases when a...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1972 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9926
eISSN
1538-3679
DOI
10.1001/archinte.1972.00320060151036
Publisher site
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract This small book is a listing of laboratory findings in various diseases, and conditions that are associated with certain test results. The alphabetical arrangement of diseases and other subjects is convenient and useful, since no index is needed. The alphabetic method of listing individual tests for a disease or listing the possible diseases when a test is abnormal, however, is unfortunate. It obscures the relative significance, specificity, and comparative usefulness of various tests or entities listed in the tables. Providing the possible diseases which may cause a given test to become abnormal is useful; ie, the possibilities when Bence-Jones protein is present; but it is misleading to say "increased in" which suggests that "normal" Bence-Jones proteinuria exists. Diseases given in the order of frequency of occurrence would be more meaningful. Acute leukemia is another such example; 14 tests are listed without mentioning which are the most definitive (except that bone

Journal

Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1972

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