Laboratory Diagnosis

  • Robert B. Taylor

Abstract

The laboratory—office, hospital, or other—can be a source of extremely useful data, or can be the origin of false clues and apparently contradictory facts. The family physician must understand the vagaries of laboratory testing, the statistical concept of normalcy, and the physical and psychologic implications of the abnormal determination. All test results must be interpreted in relation to the clinical findings and in the context of the patient and the family.

Keywords

Uric Acid Family Physician Family Practice Laboratory Diagnosis Fasting Blood Sugar 
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