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HOW TO USE THIS SECTION

This section shows how diagnostic tests can be used in differential diagnosis and difficult diagnostic challenges. Material is presented in tabular format, and contents are listed in alphabetical order by disease topic.

Abbreviations used throughout this section include the following:

  • N = Normal

  • Abn = Abnormal

  • Pos = Positive

  • Neg = Negative

  • ↑ = Increased or high

  • ↓ = Decreased or low

  • Occ = Occasional

ACID–BASE DISTURBANCE: LABORATORY CHARACTERISTICS OF PRIMARY OR SINGLE ACID–BASE DISTURBANCE

TABLE 8–1.ACID–BASE DISTURBANCE: LABORATORY CHARACTERISTICS OF PRIMARY OR SINGLE ACID–BASE DISTURBANCE.

ANEMIA: DIAGNOSIS OF COMMON ANEMIAS BASED ON RED CELL INDICES

TABLE 8–2.ANEMIA: DIAGNOSIS OF COMMON ANEMIAS BASED ON RED CELL INDICES.

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