Q. How can I find out what diagnostic tests are used for various types of illnesses and diseases, and how to interpret the results??

Answer

For resources related to disease research, see our Disease Research box in the School of Health Sciences guide.


Check our ebook collections for reference materials, such as medical encyclopedias or diagnostic manuals. For this topic, the best collections are the following:

  • Credo Reference Collection 
    • Contains encyclopedias and other reference books. Suggestion: Search for the name of the illness and the word diagnosis
  • Ebooks by EBSCO
    • Contains diagnostic manuals and books about specific illnesses and diseases
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    • Contains encyclopedias and other reference books. Suggestion: Search for the name of the illness and the word diagnosis

Within our online library and database collection, you can access a variety of resources designed for health professionals or for people outside of the health care industry.  We suggest you try the following databases:


There are a number of high-quality websites pertaining to laboratory diagnostic tests.  Two that we use are:

 

  • Last Updated Feb 02, 2020
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  • Answered By Sara Fillbrandt, Digital Services Librarian

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