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Laboratory Tests in Common Use.

Francis J. Tenczar Jr., M.D.
AMA Arch Intern Med. 1956;98(6):825. doi:10.1001/archinte.1956.00250300143020.
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This excellent text, written primarily for the nurse, nurse's aid, medical secretary, and office assistant, summarizes simply and concisely most of the commonly used laboratory tests. The procedures are grouped according to the specimen employed, and the reason for ordering each test, procedure for collecting the specimen, technique, and normal values are indicated. In addition, the tests are tabulated according to the organ or system examined.

The book provides a wealth of necessary information for the nurse and nonprofessional physicians' assistants. It represents, however, a marked oversimplication of the field of clinical pathology, and this materially reduces its direct value to the physician, medical student, and trained medical technologist. The book should contribute considerably to a better understanding of laboratory tests by the nurse, secretary, and other related assistants and lead to better rapport between them and the physician.

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