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Ferri's Best Test, 3rd Edition

A Practical Guide to Clinical Laboratory Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging


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For nearly 25 years, Ferri's concise, pocket-sized resources have served as the go-to medical reference books among students, residents, and other medical professionals. Ferri’s Best Test continues that trend, providing fast, effective, and efficient guidance and helping you review the most important laboratory and imaging testing information, with an added focus on cost-effective decision making.

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New to This Edition

    • Apply the latest knowledge and techniques with thoroughly updated content.
    • Expand your understanding of the testing process with the help of new algorithms and additional images.
    • Take advantage of a practical, easily accessible format that is organized by clinical laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and diagnostic algorithms for expedited reference and test ordering.
    • Access over 300 laboratory tests and their approximate cost; review new modalities, such as magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS); and see diagnostic algorithms of the most common diseases and disorders.

Key Features

    • Quickly access important information with concise, well-organized guidance to the most common lab tests and diagnostic imaging modalities.
    • Simplify your decision-making process through analysis that describes the most common imaging studies for each organ system, reviewing their indications, advantages, disadvantages, and approximate costs.
    • Confidently address problematic situations with background data that examines over 384 laboratory tests, describing the normal range of results in adult patients, typical abnormalities (positive tests, increased or decreased values), and the likeliest causes.
    • Select the best test for diagnosing more than 200 common diseases and disorders.
    • Keep important information at your fingertips with this portable, pocket-sized format that allows for convenient consultation anytime, anywhere.

Published Reviews

    "True to the previous editions, this guide addresses most things you might want to know about laboratory testing or diagnostic imaging.This edition continues the tradition of excellence of the previous editions. You should get it if you want/need a broad overview of diagnostic imaging and laboratory testing in current clinical practice."-Valerie L. Ng, PhD MD(Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital) Doody Review: 83/100

    "This is a very popular handbook among medical and health professionals simply because it is very useful: a quick reference work to a large number of diseases and disorders, and the tests for their diagnosis. ~Nano Khilnani

Author Information

    By Fred F. Ferri, MD, FACP, Clinical Professor, Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Customer Reviews

  • Paperback
  • 432 Pages
  • Trim Size: 4 3/8 X 7 3/8 in
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-4599-9
  • Copyright: 2015