Cincinnati--NetWellness expert Amadeo Pesce, PhD, Department of
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Cincinnati (UC)
College of Medicine, has created a new Web series on laboratory
testing. This series, one of the first of its kind to be published on
the Web, attempts to shed light on the process of laboratory testing by
explaining it in a clear and understandable manner and can be found on
the internet at netwellness.org.
results of a lab test can reveal important information such as how a
prescribed drug is acting on a patient's body and if a patient is
receiving too much or too little of a drug. Many people view laboratory
testing as a complex and mysterious process. As a result, they often
hesitate to undergo testing since they do not know what to expect. "My
hope is that by giving people information up front, they will be less
anxious when they visit their doctor," said Pesce.
NetWellness Laboratory Testing Series contains information on topics
such as AIDS testing, diagnosing and monitoring diabetes, laboratory
testing for cholesterol, and urine testing (Urinalysis). It can be
accessed by going to the NetWellness homepage (netwellness.org) and
clicking on "Health Topics" then choosing "Laboratory Testing."
is a non-profit consumer health Web site that provides high quality
information created and evaluated by health professional faculty at UC,
The Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University. Started
in June 1995, NetWellness was one of the first health Web sites. For
more information contact Manish Kalvakota, (513) 558-8766, or email