Diagnostic Testing & Nursing Implications: A Case Study Approach offers a unique case study approach to help you keep current in the field of diagnostic and laboratory testing. Many new studies have been added to the fourth edition. A few of these new studies include transesophageal echocardiography, prostate specific antigen, C-peptide levels, and growth hormone stimulation test. New case studies address such topics as chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease, tuberculosis, and growth hormone deficiency. Each diagnostic test may be read independently of the case study, which enables this text to be used for quick reference purposes. The 124 illustrations enhance the reader's understanding of diagnostic procedures. As you can see, the purpose of this book is to make the study of diagnostic and laboratory testing interesting, informative, and enjoyable!