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The use of biochemical analysis for diagnosis and management 

The use of biochemical analysis for diagnosis and management
The use of biochemical analysis for diagnosis and management

Brian Shine

, and Nishan Guha

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date: 05 March 2021

Biochemistry, biochemical testing, and specialist biochemical practitioners have an important role in clinical practice in both diagnosis and management, as emphasized by the fact that some discussion of biochemical testing appears in almost every chapter of this book. Included in this chapter are (1) a listing of the reference intervals (formerly termed reference ranges) for the most widely used biochemical tests, with conversion factors included (where appropriate) to convert intervals from SI to conventional units, and their grouping into organ system profiles in common usage; (2) a description of the pitfalls and limitations of interpretation of reference intervals; and (3) some commonly used protocols for dynamic function tests.

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