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The modern clinical laboratory offers a large repertoire of tests on blood, urine, stool and body fluids.  A full service laboratory provides chemistry, immunology, hematology, microbiology, molecular diagnostics, and immunohematology tests.  More than 4000 different laboratory tests are available today for clinical use, of which, approximately 500 are ordered on a daily basis.  An estimated 7 to 10 billion laboratory tests are performed each year in the United States alone.

ClinLabNavigator provides a comprehensive resource for healthcare professionals with more than 700 laboratory test interpretations, test utilization guidelines and transfusion guidelines.

  • The basic physiology underlying each test is described along with an explanation of how the pathology of a disease affects laboratory values
  • Each test includes a detailed interpretation section that facilitates diagnosis
  • Relevant supportive statistics are included for each test
  • Reference ranges are included for quantitative tests, often in a useful table format
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