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Diagnostics - Laboratory

Guidelines (in HTML) Printable Documents (PDF)
Abnormal Liver Chemistry - Evaluation and Interpretation (2011) Full Guideline (PDF 1.4M)
Ambulatory ECG Monitoring - Holter Monitor and Other Devices (2013) Full Guideline (PDF 243K)
Antinuclear Antibody (ANA) Testing for Connective Tissue Disease (2013) Full Guideline (PDF 219K)
Cobalamin (Vitamin B12) Deficiency - Investigation and Management (2013) Full Guideline (PDF 395K)
Appendix A - Dietary Sources of Cobalamin (PDF 210K)
Colorectal Screening for Cancer Prevention in Asymptomatic Patients (2013) Full Guideline (PDF 321K)
Appendix A: Factors Influencing Colorectal Cancer Risk (PDF 113K)
Summary (PDF 199K)
Dyspepsia with or without Helicobacter pylori infection - Clinical Approach in Adults (2010) Full Guideline (PDF 322K)
Appendix A - Prescription Medication Table for Oral Acid Suppression (PDF 115K)
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) (2007) Full Guideline (PDF 112K)
Folate Deficiency - Investigation and Management (2012) Full Guideline (PDF 405K)
Follow-up of Colorectal Polyps or Cancer (2013) Full Guideline (PDF 224K)
Summary (PDF 194K)
Microscopic Hematuria (Persistent) (2009) Full Guideline (PDF 193K)
Hepatitis - Viral Hepatitis Testing (2012) Full Guideline (PDF 363K)
HFE-Associated Hereditary Hemochromatosis – Investigations and Management (2013) Full Guideline (PDF 558K)
Infectious Diarrhea - Guideline for Ordering Stool Specimens (2009) Full Guideline (PDF 230K)
Summary (PDF 229K)
Algorithm for the Investigation of Infectious Diarrhea (PDF 143K)
Iron Deficiency - Investigation and Management (2010) Full Guideline (PDF 859K)
Summary (PDF 262K)
Appendix A - Dietary Aspects of Iron (PDF 366K)
Appendix B - Iron Preparations (PDF 322K)
Rheumatoid Arthritis- Diagnosis and Management (2012) Full Guideline (PDF 294K)
Summary (PDF 482K)
Patient Guide (PDF 266K)
Appendix A - Non-Biologic Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs (PDF 266K)
Testosterone Testing - Protocol (2011) Full Guideline (PDF 419K)
Thyroid Function Tests in the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Adults (2010) Full Guideline (PDF 310K)
Vitamin D Testing Protocol (2013) Full Protocol (PDF 211K)
Summary (PDF 239K)
Patient Guide (PDF 235K)
Warfarin Therapy Management (2010) Full Guideline (PDF 1.0M)
Summary (PDF 239K)
Appendix A: Important Interactions with Warfarin (PDF 239K)
Patient Guide 1: Warfarin: A Guide for Patients (PDF 276K)
Patient Guide 2: Warfarin and Food: Guide for Patients (PDF 223K)
Warfarin Record Sheet (PDF 223K)
Warfarin Therapy - Management During Invasive Procedures and Surgery (2010) Full Guideline (PDF 522K)
Summary (PDF 84K)
Appendix A: Management of Warfarin Therapy During Invasive Procedures and Surgery (PDF 53K)
Patient Guide (PDF 220K)

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