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Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests - 8th edition

Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests - 8th edition

ISBN13: 9780781771948

ISBN10: 0781771943

Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests by Frances Fischbach - ISBN 9780781771948
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 8TH 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Lippincott-Raven Publishers
Published: 2009
International: No
Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests by Frances Fischbach - ISBN 9780781771948

ISBN13: 9780781771948

ISBN10: 0781771943

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 8TH 09

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Summary

Now in its Eighth Edition, this leading comprehensive manual helps nurses deliver safe, effective, and informed care for patients undergoing diagnostic tests and procedures. The book covers a broad range of laboratory and diagnostic tests and studies that are delivered to varied patient populations in varied settings. Tests are grouped according to specimen and function/test type (e.g. blood, urine, stool, cerebrospinal fluid, etc.). Each test is described in detail, with step-by-step guidance on correct procedure, tips for accurate interpretation, and instructions for patient preparation and aftercare. Clinical Alerts highlight critical safety information.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Diagnostic Testing 1
Blood Studies: Hematology and Coagulation 56
Urine Studies 184
Stool Studies 285
Cerebrospinal Fluid Studies 310
Chemistry Studies 338
Microbiologic Studies 483
Immunodiagnostic Studies 564
Nuclear Medicine Studies 689
X-Ray Studies 745
Cytologic, Histologic, and Genetic Studies 799
Endoscopic Studies 862
Ultrasound Studies 905
Pulmonary Function, Arterial Blood Gases (ABGs), and Electrolyte Studies 944
Prenatal Diagnosis and Tests of Fetal Well-Being 1016
Special Diagnostic, Special Specimen Collection, and Postmortem Studies 1064
Appendices
Standard Precautions for Prevention and Control of Infection 1160
Guidelines for Specimen Transport and Storage 1171
Vitamins in Human Nutrition 1179
Minerals in Human Nutrition 1196
Effects of Drugs on Laboratory Tests (Blood, "Whole" Plasma, Serum, Stool, and Urine) 1218
Examples of Forms 1258
Index 1283