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Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference

Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0323046343

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ISBN13: 978-0323046343
ISBN10: 0323046347

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 8TH 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
Published: 2007
International: No

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Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference - 8TH 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0323046343

Kathleen Deska Pagana

ISBN13: 978-0323046343
ISBN10: 0323046347

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 8TH 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

The best selling reference for laboratory and diagnostic testing! This widely acclaimed resource features an easy-to-use format and proven, reliable content. Each detailed test entry includes normal findings, test explanation, pre-, intr- and post-procedure care, as well as abnormal findings. All the laboratory and diagnostic information you need, along with useful illustrations, make this a vital resource for you.

  • Alphabetical presentation with -to-Z thumb tabs for quick reference.
  • Begins each test entry on a new page making tests of interest easy to find.
  • Includes normal findings for adult (male and female), elderly, and pediatric patients where applicable to provide complete clinical data.
  • Highlights possible critical values to alert the reader to situations requiring immediate intervention.
  • Symbol next to drug-related interfering factors alerts the reader to the effects of pharmacologic agents on tests.
  • Increased and decreased abnormal findings are highlighted with directional arrows.
  • Icon for patient teaching-related care indicates information that should be shared with patients and their families.
  • Home care responsibilities boxes provide important patient teaching guidelines and instructions for patients outside of acute care settings.
  • Concludes each test with a notes section that enables readers to add their own information.
  • User's Guide to Test Preparation and Performance provides an overview and guidelines for each type of laboratory test and diagnostic procedure to ensure safety and accuracy.
  • Lists of tests by body system and test type allow the reader to quickly locate relatedstudies.
  • Abbreviations for tests are listed on the end papers and symbols and units of measurement are listed in an appendix.
  • Twenty-five new test entries - including bioterrorism infectious agents, bladder cancer markers, breast ductal lavage, lipoprotein electrophoresis, SARS viral testing, sexual assault testing, and virtual colonoscopy - present the latest tests and procedures.
  • Appendix C: Disease and Organ Panels lists the tests in 26 common panels, along with a page reference to the main discussion of each test.

Table of Contents

Usera's Guide to Test Preparation and Performance
List of Figures
Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, A to Z
Appendices
Appendix A: List of Tests by Body Systems
Appendix B: List of Tests by Test Type
Appendix C: Disease and Organ Panels
Appendix D: Symbols and Units of Measurement
Bibliography
Index