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Clinician's Guide to Laboratory Medicine: Pocket

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"In our Medicine Clerkship, the Clinician's Guide to Laboratory Medicine has quickly become one of the two most popular paperback books that our students purchase for our clerkship. Our students have praised the algorithms, tables, and ease of pursuit of clinical problems through better understanding of the utilization of tests appropriate to the problem at hand."

Greg Magarian, MD, Director, 3rd Year Medicine Clerkship, Oregon Health Sciences University (Review of the previous edition)

Unique Step-By-Step Approach To Lab Test Interpretation


A healthcare favorite since 2000, the Clinician's Guide to Laboratory Medicine has been widely used by over 150,000 physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners across the world.

It is the only book that walks you from abnormal lab test to diagnosis through a series of steps. Step 1... Step 2... Step 3... These are step-by-step approaches not available elsewhere. Along with these unique approaches are hundreds of differential diagnoses, tables, boxes, and algorithms, all designed to answer your lab test questions in a flash.


This concise, organized guide fits easily in a coat pocket, providing you with the tools necessary to tackle even the most challenging lab tests. See why so many consider it a "must-have" book.

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"As a practicing clinical pathologist for 20 years, I was recently confronted on rounds with a clinical question in an area with which I was not familiar. I quickly pulled the pocket companion out and was able to inform the primary team of the best tests to order to help narrow their differential diagnosis...I think this is an incredibly useful book for anyone in healthcare...I'm keeping my companion pocket guide in my lab coat for daily use."

Valerie L. Ng, MD, PhD, Chair of Pathology and Director of the Alameda County Medical Center (Doody Health Review for 3rd edition)

"An authoratative and readable book that should be a uniquely useful reference, not only to medical students and residents, but also to a wide range of medical practitioners."

Lewis Landsberg, MD, Dean Emeritus, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University (Preface to the first edition)

"It provides an excellent practical approach to abnormal lab tests."

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Internal Medicine Clerkship Website.

"I thought your book was great and I used it a lot on my medicine sub-I. I've had several people look through it and decide to buy one after seeing me use it! Thank you so much!"

Brinton, 4th year Medical Student at University of California San Francisco.

"Impressive!...straight to the point...organizing material in a Step 1, Step 2, Step 3 makes it so much simpler...I am certainly going to recommend it to my classmates at Albert Einstein!"

Haris, 3rd year medical student at Albert Einstein.

"An excellent resource for medical students and residents...for example, the hyponatremia section is more useful than the one in the Wash manual...As they say on the wards, 'Strong work!'"

Marc, 4th year medical student at Northwestern University.

"Not only has the Clinician's Guide to Laboratory Medicine helped me in the clinic, but on presentations and answering questions on rounds...I use it so much and it has proven to be very useful...Thanks!"

Asra, 3rd year medical student at Texas Tech

"It's excellent...Great job...I wish I had this for the past year...I'm going to recommend it to my class...It was the primary source I used on my magnesium presentation and got some smiles and the director of the Plaza Medical Center internal medicine residency (my first choice) said it's the best magnesium presentation she has ever heard!"

Niraj, 4th year medical student at University of North Texas Osteopathic

"I shared the book with some of the residents that I am working with in Family Medicine and they love the book and are going to order the book...They like the way the book is set up since it gives you in a concise way what to look for when looking at lab results...I wished I got this book before taking USMLE Step 1."

Damary, 3rd year medical student at University of Illinois-Chicago

"I found the book quite helpful on my medicine rotation...The diagnostic trees are extremely useful and helped with my exam because it was a similar style to the clerkship director's method of teaching."

Claudine, 3rd year medical student at Weill Medical College of Cornell University

"Your text is wonderful...I have used it extensively on my medicine and surgical rotations during the last four months of my third year...many of my classmates and residents have even asked to borrow it."

Nicholas, 3rd year medical student at University of Nevada

"The book is very helpful...the flow diagram type of algorithm you use is a nice way to organize the information in a logical way...sometimes your brain just goes kind of blank when confronted with the results of your chemistry panel!"

Cathy, 3rd year medical student at Albert Einstein.

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