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Welcome to the Lab Values and Tests guide! This guide is designed to introduce you to resources that provide information regarding laboratory and diagnostic tests. These resources include information on how test procedures are conducted, what are normal  values ("reference values"), and how to interpret test results. This guide also contains links to information on reference value for laboratory animals and clinical calculators.

 For information regarding education and psychological tests, please consult:

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Textbooks (Requires Tufts UTLN OR Tufts Library Access Login)

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Delmar's guide to laboratory and diagnostic tests
ISBN: 0766815072
Organized by test

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Interpretation of diagnostic tests
ISBN: 9780781730556
Searchable and also by disease, and specific laboratory examinations. Has Normal Values tables.

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Clinical use of pediatric diagnostic tests
Organized by disease and disorder.

Web Resources

  • Lab Tests Online
    A library of laboratory tests. Provides helpful background for understanding why a test might be given and how to interpret its results. Also explains what kind of sample, or specimen, is required to perform the test.
  • Health Calculators
    Created by the Medical College of Wisconsin, the tools provided on this site include the LDL Cholesterol Goal Level Calculator and the Creatinine Calculator.
  • MEDLINEPlus: Laboratory Tests
    Consumer focused health information regarding lab values and test procedures.
  • Reference Values for Laboratory Animals
    Created by the University of Minnesota, this site provides normal hematological and clinical chemistry values for various laboratory animals.

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