Ferri's Best Test E-Book, 4th Edition

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Practical and concise, this manual is a quick, go-to reference for up-to-date clinical material on today's diagnostic testing and laboratory tests. Three convenient sections provide quick access to key information on clinical laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging, and diagnostic algorithms. Experienced author Dr. Fred Ferri uses a unique, easy-to-follow format to simplify complex information and help you choose the best test to supplement your clinical diagnostic skills.

ISBN 9780323527538
Author Information By Fred F. Ferri, MD, FACP, Clinical Professor, The Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Table of Content

Ferri's Best Test, 4/E

Section I Diagnostic Imaging
A. Abdominal and Gastrointestinal (GI) Imaging
    1. Abdominal Film, Plain (Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder [KUB])
    2. Barium Enema (BE)
    3. Barium Swallow (Esophagram)
    4. Upper GI (UGI) Series
    5. Computed Tomographic Colonoscopy (CTC, Virtual Colonoscopy)
    6. CT Scan of Abdomen And Pelvis
    7. CT Enterography
    8. CT Enteroclysis
    9. Magnetic Resonance Enterography (MRE)
    10. Cholescintigraphy (Hepatobiliary Iminodiacetic Acid [HIDA] Scan, Diisopropyl Iminodiacetic Acid [Disida] Scan
    11. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
    12. Percutaneous Biliary Procedures
    13. Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)
    14. Meckel Scan (Tc-99m Pertechnetate Scintigraphy)
    15. MRI Scan of Abdomen
    16. Small-Bowel Series
    17. Tc-99m Sulfur Colloid (Tc99m SC) Scintigraphy for GI Bleeding
    18. Tc-99m-Labeled Red Blood Cell (RBC) Scintigraphy for GI Bleeding
    19. Ultrasound Of Abdomen
    20. Ultrasound of Appendix
    21. Ultrasound of Gallbladder and Bile Ducts
    22. Ultrasound of Liver
    23. Ultrasound of Pancreas
    24. Endoscopic Ultrasound (Eus)
    25. Video Capsule Endoscopy (Vce)
    26. Transient Elastography (Fibroscan)
B. Breast Imaging
    1. Mammogram
    2. Breast Ultrasound
    3. MRI Of The Breast
C. Cardiac Imaging
    1. Stress Echocardiography
    2. Cardiovascular Radionuclide Imaging (Thallium, Sestamibi, Dipyridamole [Persantine] Scan), Positron Emission Tomography (Pet), Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (Spect)
    3. Cardiac MRI (CMR) Scan
    4. Multidetector CT Scan
    5. Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
    6. Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE)
    7. Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
D. Chest Imaging
    1. Chest Radiograph
    2. CT Scan of Chest
    3. MRI Scan of Chest
E. Endocrine Imaging
    1. Adrenal Medullary Scintigraphy (Metaiodobenzylguanidine [MIBG] Scan)
    2. Parathyroid (PTH) Scan
    3. Thyroid Scan (Radioiodine Uptake Study)
    4. Thyroid Ultrasound
F. Genitourinary Imaging
    1. Obstetric Ultrasound
    2. Pelvic Ultrasound
    3. Prostate Ultrasound
    4. Renal Ultrasound
    5. Scrotal Ultrasound
    6. Transvaginal (Endovaginal) Ultrasound
    7. Urinary Bladder Ultrasound
    8. Hysterosalpingography (HSG)
    9. Intravenous Pyelography (IVP) And Intravenous Retrograde Pyelography
G. Musculoskeletal and Spinal Cord Imaging
    1. Plain X-Ray Films of Skeletal System
    2. Bone Densitometry (Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry [DEXA] Scan)
    3. MRI Scan of Spine
    4. MRI Scan of Shoulder
    5. MRI Scan of Hip And Extremities
    6. MRI Scan of Pelvis
    7. MRI Scan of Knee
    8. CT Scan of Spinal Cord
    9. Arthrography
    10. CT Myelography
    11. Nuclear Imaging (Bone Scan, Gallium Scan, White Blood Cell [WBC] Scan)
H. Neuroimaging Of Brain
    1. CT Scan of Brain
    2. MRI Scan of Brain
I. Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
J. Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)
K. Vascular Imaging
    1. Angiography
    2. Aorta Ultrasound
    3. Arterial Ultrasound
    4. Captopril Renal Scan (CRS)
    5. Carotid Ultrasonography
    6. Computed Tomographic Angiography (CTA)
    7. Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)
    8. Magnetic Resonance Direct Thrombus Imaging (MRDTI)
    9. Pulmonary Angiography
    10. Transcranial Doppler
    11. Venography
    12. Compression Ultrasonography and Venous Doppler Ultrasound
    13. Ventilation/Perfusion (V/Q) Lung Scan
L. Oncology
    1. Whole-Body Integrated (Dual-Modality) PET-CT
    2. Whole-Body MRI

Section II Laboratory Values And Interpretation Of Results
ACE Level
Acetone (Serum or Plasma)
Acetylcholine Receptor (AChR) Antibody
Acid Phosphatase (Serum)
Acid Serum Test
Activated Clotting Time (ACT)
Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (aPTT)
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH)
Alanine Aminopeptidase
Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT, Formerly Serum Glutamic-Pyruvic Transaminase [SGPT]) Albumin (Serum)
Alcohol Dehydrogenase
Aldolase (Serum)
Aldosterone (Plasma)
Alkaline Phosphatase (Serum)
Alpha-1-Antitrypsin (Serum)
Alpha-1-Fetoprotein (Serum)
Aluminum (Serum)
Amebiasis Serological Test
Aminolevulinic Acid (d-ALA) (24-hour Urine Collection)
Ammonia (Serum)
Amylase (Serum)
Amylase, Urine
Amyloid A Protein (Serum)
Androstenedione (Serum)
Angiotensin II
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Level
Anion Gap
Anticardiolipin Antibody (ACA)
Antidiuretic Hormone
Anti-ds DNA
Antiglobulin Test, Direct (Direct Antiglobulin Test , DAT, Coombs Direct )
Antiglomerular Basement Antibody
Antimitochondrial Antibody (AMA)
Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody (ANCA)
Antinuclear Antibody (ANA)
Antiphospholipid Antibody
Anti-RNP Antibody
Anti-Smith (anti-Sm) Antibody
Anti-Smooth Muscle Antibody
Antistreptolysin O Titer (streptozyme, ASLO titer)
Antithrombin III
Apolipoprotein A-1 (Apo A-1)
Apolipoprotein B (Apo B)
Arterial Blood Gases
Arthrocentesis Fluid
ASLO titer
Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST, Serum Glutamic Oxaloacetic Transaminase [SGOT])
Atrial Natriuretic Hormone (ANH)
Basophil Count
Bile Acid Breath Test
Bile, Urine
Bilirubin, Direct (Conjugated Bilirubin)
Bilirubin, Indirect (Unconjugated Bilirubin)
Bilirubin, Total
Bilirubin, Urine
Bladder Tumor-Associated Antigen
Bleeding Time (Modified IVY Method)
Blood Volume, Total
Bordetella Pertussis Serology
Breath Hydrogen Test
B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP)
CA 15-3
CA 27-29
CA 72-4
CA 125
Calcitonin (Serum)
Calcium (Serum)
Calcium, Urine
Cancer Antigen 15-3 (CA 15-3)
Cancer Antigen 27-29 (CA 27-29)
Cancer Antigen 72-4 (CA 72-4)
Cancer Antigen 125 (CA-125)
Captopril Stimulation Test
Carbamazepine (Tegretol)
Carbohydrate Antigen 19-9
Carbon Dioxide, Partial Pressure
Carbon Monoxide
Carboxyhemoglobin (COHb)
Cardiac Markers (Serum)
Cardiac Troponins
Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA)
Carotene (Serum)
Catecholamines, Urine
CD4 T-lymphocyte Count (CD4 T-cells)
CD40 Ligand
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)
Ceruloplasmin (Serum)
Chlamydia Group Antibody Serologic Test
Chlamydia Trachomatis Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Chloride (Serum)
Chloride (Sweat)
Chloride, Urine
Cholecystokinin-Pancreozymin (CCK, CCK-PZ)
Cholesterol, Low-Density Lipoprotein
Cholesterol, High-Density Lipoprotein
Cholesterol, Total
Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG), Human (serum)
Circulating Anticoagulant (Antiphospholipid Antibody, Lupus Anticoagulant)
Clonidine Suppression Test
Clostridium Difficile Toxin Assay (Stool)
Coagulation Factors
Cold Agglutinins Titer
Complement (C3, C4)
Complete Blood Cell (CBC) Count
Conjugated Bilirubin
Coombs, Indirect
Copper (Serum)
Copper, Urine
Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone (CRH) Stimulation Test
Cortisol (Plasma)
C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
Creatinine Clearance
Creatinine Kinase (CK), Creatine Phosphokinase (CPK)
Creatinine Kinase Isoenzymes
Creatinine (Serum)
Creatinine, Urine
Cryoglobulins (Serum)
Cryptosporidium Antigen By Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA) (Stool)
Cystatin C
Cystic Fibrosis Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Cytomegalovirus By Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Direct Antiglobulin Test
Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate
Deoxycorticosterone (11-Deoxycorticosterone, DOC), Serum
Dexamethasone Suppression Test, Overnight
Dihydrotestosterone, Serum, Urine
Direct Antiglobulin Test
Disaccharide Absorption Tests
Donath-Landsteiner (D-L) Test For Paroxysmal Cold Hemoglobinuria
Digoxin (Lanoxin)
d-Xylose Absorption Test
Electrolytes, Urine
Electrophoresis, Hemoglobin
Electrophoresis, Protein
ENA complex
Endomysial Antibodies
Eosinophil Count
Epinephrine, Plasma
Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Serology
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) (Westergren)
Erythropoietin (EP)
Estradiol (Serum)
Estrogens, Total
Ethanol (Blood)
Extractable Nuclear Antigen (ENA Complex, Anti-RNP Antibody, Anti-SM, Anti-Smith)
Factor V Leiden
Fecal FAT, Qualitative
Fecal FAT, Quantitative (72-Hour Collection)
Fecal Globin Immunochemical Test
Ferritin (Serum)
Fibrin Degradation Product (FDP)
Fluorescent Treponemal Antibody
Folate (Folic Acid)
Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
Fractional excretion of sodium (FENA) 
Free T4
Free Thyroxine Index
FTA-ABS (Serum)
Furosemide Stimulation Test
Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase (GGT)
Gastrin (Serum)
Gastrin Stimulation Test
Gliadin Antibodies, Immunoglobulin (Ig) A and IgG
Glomerular Basement Membrane Antibody
Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR)
Glucose, Fasting
Glucose, Postprandial
Glucose Tolerance Test
Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) Screen (blood)
?-Glutamyl Transferase (GGT)
Glycated (Glycosylated) Hemoglobin (HbAIc)
Growth Hormone
Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone (GHRH)
Growth Hormone Suppression Test (after glucose)
HAM Test (Acid Serum Test)
Haptoglobin (Serum)
Helicobacter Pylori (Serology, Stool Antigen)
Hemoglobin (Hb) Electrophoresis
Hemoglobin, Glycated
Hemoglobin, Glycosylated
Hemoglobin H
Hemoglobin, Urine
Hemosiderin, Urine
Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia Antibodies
Hepatitis A Antibody
Hepatitis B Core Antibody
Hepatitis B DNA
Hepatitis Be Antigen (HBeAg) and Antibody
Hepatitis B Surface Antibody
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg)
Hepatitis C Antibody (Anti-HCV)
Hepatitis C RNA
Hepatitis D Antigen And Antibody
Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)
Heterophil Antibody
HFE Screen for Hereditary Hemochromatosis
High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) Cholesterol
Homocysteine, Plasma
Human Herpes Virus 8 (HHV8)
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Antibody, Type 1 (HIV-1)
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
Huntington's Disease Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
5-Hydroxyindole-Acetic Acid, Urine
Immune Complex Assay
Immunoglobulin (Ig)
Influenza A and B Tests
Insulin Autoantibodies
Insulin, Free
Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I (IGF-1), Serum
Insulin-Like Growth Factor Ii
International Normalized Ratio (INR)
Intrinsic Factor Antibodies
Iron-Binding Capacity (Total Iron-Binding Capacity [TIBC])
Iron Saturation (% Transferrin Saturation)
Iron, Serum
Lactate (Blood)
Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH)
Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) isoenzymes
Lactose Tolerance Test (Serum)
Lap Score
Legionella Pneumophila Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Legionella Titer
Leukocyte Alkaline Phosphatase (LAP)
Lipoprotein (A)
Lipoprotein Cholesterol, Low Density
Lipoprotein Cholesterol, High Density
Liver Kidney Microsome Type 1 (LKM1) Antibodies
Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Cholesterol
Lupus Anticoagulant (LA) Test
Luteinizing Hormone (LH), Blood
Magnesium (Serum)
Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV)
Metanephrines, Urine
Methylmalonic Acid, Serum
Mitochondrial Antibody (Antimitochondrial Antibody [AMA])
Monocyte Count
Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Myelin Basic Protein, Cerebrospinal Fluid
Myoglobin, Urine
Natriuretic Peptide
Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Neutrophil Count
5' Nucleotidase
Osmolality, Serum
Osmolality, Urine
Osmotic Fragility Test
Paracentesis Fluid
Parathyroid Hormone
Parietal Cell Antibodies
Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT), Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (aPTT)
Pepsinogen I
pH, Blood
Phenytoin (Dilantin)
Phosphatase, Acid
Phosphatase, Alkaline
Phosphate (Serum)
pH, urine
Platelet Aggregation
Platelet Antibodies
Platelet Count
Platelet Function Analysis (PFA) 100 Assay
Potassium (Serum)
Potassium, Urine
Progesterone, Serum
Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)
Prostatic Acid Phosphatase
Protein (Serum)
Protein C Assay
Protein Electrophoresis (Serum)
Protein S Assay
Prothrombin Time (PT)
Protoporphyrin (Free Erythrocyte)
Red Blood Cell Count
Red Blood Cell Distribution Width (RDW)
Red Blood Cell Folate
Red Blood Cell Mass (Volume)
Renin (Serum)
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Screen
Reticulocyte Count
Rheumatoid Factor
Rotavirus Serology
Schilling Test
Sedimentation Rate
Semen Analysis
Sickle Cell Test
Smooth Muscle Antibody
Sodium (Serum)
Sucrose Hemolysis Test (Sugar Water Test)
Sudan III Stain (Qualitative Screening For Fecal Fat)
T3 (Triiodothyronine)
T3 Resin Uptake (T3RU)
T4, Serum T4, and Free (free thyroxine)
Serum Free T4XXX
Thoracentesis Fluid
Thrombin Time (TT)
Thyroid Binding Globulin (TBG)
Thyroid Microsomal Antibodies
Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
Thyrotropin (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone [TSH]) Receptor Antibodies
Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone (TRH) Stimulation Test
Tissue Transglutaminase Antibody
Troponins, Serum
Unconjugated Bilirubin
Urea Nitrogen
Uric Acid (Serum)
Urine Amylase
Urine Bile
Urine Calcium
Urine cAMP
Urine Catecholamines
Urine Chloride
Urine Copper
Urine Cortisol, Free
Urine Creatinine (24-Hour)
Urine Crystals
Urine Eosinophils
Urine Glucose (Qualitative)
Urine Hemoglobin, Free
Urine Hemosiderin
Urine 5-Hydroxyindole-Acetic Acid (Urine 5-HIAA)
Urine Indican
Urine Ketones (Semiquantitative)
Urine Metanephrines
Urine Myoglobin
Urine Nitrite
Urine Occult Blood
Urine Osmolality
Urine pH
Urine Phosphate
Urine Potassium
Urine Protein (Quantitative)
Urine Sodium (Quantitative)
Urine Specific Gravity
Urine Vanillylmandelic Acid (VMA)
Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) Serologic Testing
Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide (VIP)
Venereal Disease Research Laboratories (VDRL)
Viscosity (Serum)
Vitamin B12
Vitamin D, 1,25 Dihydroxy Calciferol, Vitamin D 25(OH)D (25- Hydroxyvitamin D)
Vitamin K
von Willebrand's Factor
White Blood Cell Count
d-Xylose absorption

Section III Diseases and Disorders
1. Abdominal Abscess
2. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
3. Achalasia
4. Acid-Base Disorders
5. Acute Kidney Injury
6. Addison's Disease (Adrenal Insufficiency)
7. Adrenal Mass
8. Alkaline Phosphatase Elevation
9. ALT/AST Elevation
10. Amenorrhea, Primary
11. Amenorrhea, Secondary
12. Anemia, Macrocytic
13. Anemia, Microcytic
14. Antinuclear Antibody (ANA)-Positive
15. Aortic Dissection
16. Appendicitis
17. Ascites
18. Avascular Necrosis
19. Back Pain, Acute, Lumbosacral (LS) Area
20. Bilirubin Elevation
21. Bleeding Disorder, Congenital
22. Brain Abscess
23. Breast Mass
24. Carcinoid Syndrome
25. Cardiomegaly on Chest Radiograph
26. Cholangitis
27. Cholecystitis
28. Cholelithiasis
29. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy [Rsd])
30. Constipation
31. Creatinine Phosphokinase (Cpk) Elevation
32. Cushing's Syndrome
33. Deep Vein Thrombosis (Dvt)
34. Delayed Puberty
35. Delirium
36. Diarrhea
37. Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)
38. Diverticulitis
39. Dyspepsia
40. Dyspnea
41. Dysuria
42. Ectopic Pregnancy
43. Edema, Lower Extremity
44. Endocarditis, Infective
45. Endometriosis
46. Epiglottitis
47. Fatigue
48. Fever of Undetermined Origin (FUO)
49. Galactorrhea
50. Genital Lesions/Ulcers
51. Goiter
52. Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis
53. Gynecomastia
54. Hearing Loss
55. Hematochezia
56. Hematuria
57. Hemochromatosis
58. Hemoptysis
59. Hepatomegaly
60. Hirsutism
61. Hyperaldosteronism
62. Hypercalcemia
63. Hyperkalemia
64. Hypermagnesemia
65. Hypernatremia
66. Hyperphosphatemia
67. Hyperthyroidism
68. Hypocalcemia
69. Hypoglycemia
70. Hypogonadism
71. Hypokalemia
72. Hypomagnesemia
73. Hyponatremia
74. Hypophosphatemia
75. Hypothyroidism
76. Immunodeficiency
77. Infertility
78. Jaundice
79. Joint Effusion
80. Liver Function Test Elevations
81. Liver Mass
82. Lymphadenopathy, Generalized
83. Malabsorption, Suspected
84. Meningioma
85. Mesenteric Ischemia
86. Mesothelioma
87. Metabolic Acidosis
88. Metabolic Alkalosis
89. Microcytosis
90. Multiple Myeloma
91. Multiple Sclerosis
92. Myalgias
93. Muscle Weakness
94. Neck Mass
95. Neuropathy
96. Neutropenia
97. Osteomyelitis
98. Pancreatic Mass
99. Pancreatitis, Acute
100. Parapharyngeal Abscess
101. Pelvic Mass
102. Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
103. Pheochromocytoma
104. Pituitary Adenoma
105. Pleural Effusion
106. Polyarteritis Nodosa
107. Polycythemia
108. Portal Vein Thrombosis
109. Precocious Puberty
110. Proteinuria
111. Pruritus, Generalized
112. Pulmonary Embolism
113. Pulmonary Hypertension
114. Pulmonary Nodule
115. Purpura
116. Renal Artery Stenosis
117. Renal Mass
118. Rotator Cuff Tear
119. Sarcoidosis
120. Scrotal Mass
121. Small-Bowel Obstruction
122. Spinal Epidural Abscess
123. Splenomegaly
124. Stroke
125. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
126. Subclavian Steal Syndrome
127. Subdural Hematoma
128. Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
129. Syncope
130. Testicular Torsion
131. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
132. Thrombocytopenia
133. Thrombocytosis
134. Thyroid Nodule
135. Thyroiditis
136. Tinnitus
137. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
138. Urethral Discharge
139. Urolithiasis
140. Urticaria
141. Vaginal Discharge
142. Vertigo
143. Viral Hepatitis
144. Weight Gain
145. Weight Loss, Involuntary

Appendix I: General Guidelines for Ordering Computed Tomography (CT)
Appendix II: General Guidelines for Ordering Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA)
Appendix III: General Guidelines for Ordering Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)



Publication Date 10-10-2017
Pages 464
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