Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data / Edition 4

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Overview

This comprehensive guide enables pharmacy students and practitioners to significantly improve their lab test interpretation skills and deliver safer and more effective care to their patients.

The third edition offers even more outstanding benefits than the previous edition:

  • Two new chapters covering tumor markers and pediatric lab tests that provide thorough coverage of these critical clinical areas.
  • New and longer patient cases presented in a problem-oriented medical record format to enable more detailed learning.
  • Updated descriptions of lab tests used in clinical practice to help you stay informed about the latest methods and procedures.
  • Mini-patient cases embedded within each chapter to quickly illustrate specific points.
  • Extensive list of distinguished contributors.
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Editorial Reviews

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Description This book provides information on how to interpret laboratory tests and apply that information in clinical scenarios.

 

Purpose It is intended as a comprehensive reference for pharmacists and pharmacy students on common laboratory tests. In addition to laboratory tests, the book covers other diagnostic tests used in clinical practice. This is an excellent resource for interpreting and evaluating laboratory data.

 

 

Audience Written for all practicing pharmacists and students, the book does not target any particular practice areas of pharmacy.

 

 

Features Introductory chapters describe general techniques and concepts in laboratory testing. Each subsequent chapter discusses a different organ system and the pertinent laboratory data used in diagnosing and treating disease states and monitoring drug therapy. Chapters are designed with a summary of pertinent points and include graphs, figures, and tables to summarize information. Mini-cases explore application of the data. The book provides a very thorough discussion of each laboratory test and includes other tests (i.e. functional) that are often used in the management of certain diseases. This fourth edition adds chapters on women's health, men's health, and pharmacogenomic testing and expands other chapters.

 

 

Assessment There are certainly discussions of laboratory interpretation in other books, but I am unaware of another book specifically focused on pharmacy. This thorough reference is helpful for all practitioners regardless of their specific area of practice. The new chapter on pharmacogenomics in this edition is particularly pertinent.

 

Reviewer Anna Wodlinger,  Pharm.D., BCPS  (Temple University School of Pharmacy)

 

— Anna Wodlinger, Pharm.D., BCPS

MedInfoNow - Anna Wodlinger
Description This book provides information on how to interpret laboratory tests and apply that information in clinical scenarios.  Purpose It is intended as a comprehensive reference for pharmacists and pharmacy students on common laboratory tests. In addition to laboratory tests, the book covers other diagnostic tests used in clinical practice. This is an excellent resource for interpreting and evaluating laboratory data.    Audience Written for all practicing pharmacists and students, the book does not target any particular practice areas of pharmacy.    Features Introductory chapters describe general techniques and concepts in laboratory testing. Each subsequent chapter discusses a different organ system and the pertinent laboratory data used in diagnosing and treating disease states and monitoring drug therapy. Chapters are designed with a summary of pertinent points and include graphs, figures, and tables to summarize information. Mini-cases explore application of the data. The book provides a very thorough discussion of each laboratory test and includes other tests (i.e. functional) that are often used in the management of certain diseases. This fourth edition adds chapters on women's health, men's health, and pharmacogenomic testing and expands other chapters.    Assessment There are certainly discussions of laboratory interpretation in other books, but I am unaware of another book specifically focused on pharmacy. This thorough reference is helpful for all practitioners regardless of their specific area of practice. The new chapter on pharmacogenomics in this edition is particularly pertinent. Reviewer Anna Wodlinger,  Pharm.D., BCPS  (Temple University School of Pharmacy) 
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Reviewer: Anna M Wodlinger, Pharm.D., BCPS (Temple University School of Pharmacy)
Description: This book provides information on how to interpret laboratory tests and apply that information in clinical scenarios.
Purpose: It is intended as a comprehensive reference for pharmacists and pharmacy students on common laboratory tests. In addition to laboratory tests, the book covers other diagnostic tests used in clinical practice. This is an excellent resource for interpreting and evaluating laboratory data.
Audience: Written for all practicing pharmacists and students, the book does not target any particular practice areas of pharmacy.
Features: Introductory chapters describe general techniques and concepts in laboratory testing. Each subsequent chapter discusses a different organ system and the pertinent laboratory data used in diagnosing and treating disease states and monitoring drug therapy. Chapters are designed with a summary of pertinent points and include graphs, figures, and tables to summarize information. Mini-cases explore application of the data. The book provides a very thorough discussion of each laboratory test and includes other tests (i.e. functional) that are often used in the management of certain diseases. This fourth edition adds chapters on women's health, men's health, and pharmacogenomic testing and expands other chapters.
Assessment: There are certainly discussions of laboratory interpretation in other books, but I am unaware of another book specifically focused on pharmacy. This thorough reference is helpful for all practitioners regardless of their specific area of practice. The new chapter on pharmacogenomics in this edition is particularly pertinent.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Michael C Barros, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP (Temple University School of Pharmacy)
Description: This is the fifth edition of an excellent book on the clinical interpretation of laboratory results and how to apply these results to individual patients.
Purpose: Written for pharmacists, the book discusses commonly used laboratory tests for each major organ system and how they are used to correctly screen, diagnose, treat, and monitor response to treatment.
Audience: It is written by and intended for pharmacists. Although pharmacy practitioners may benefit from this book, pharmacy students will find this an excellent guide when used as a companion to pharmacotherapeutic textbooks. The authors all participate in medication therapy management as well as the interpretation of various laboratory results to help optimize patient care.
Features: The chapters are well organized and divided into three sections, covering concepts such as interpretation of drug concentrations, body systems, and special populations. Each chapter begins with objectives that are discussed throughout. Brief sections describe how laboratory tests relate to normal physiological processes or the pathophysiology of the disease. Patient cases as well as learning points also are provided to reinforce the information discussed. Readers of the previous edition will find some notable changes. The template for the Quickview tablets at the end of the chapter has been simplified for easier interpretation. Abbreviations throughout the book have been consolidated into one list in the beginning, making it easier to find their explanations. Finally, the normal ranges have been standardized to resemble those used in Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, which helps to reduce variations encountered between this book and others.
Assessment: This popular book is an excellent companion to books on therapeutics. Although it doesn't go into detail on assay methodology or medication-related causes of abnormal laboratory data, this is a superb source of information on how laboratory tests are used for diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring response to treatment. The patient cases and the highlighted key points that appear throughout are well written and help reinforce the important concepts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585281800
  • Publisher: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 768
  • Sales rank: 982,131
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Lee, Pharm.D, BCPS, FCCP, is Vice President, Chief Academic Officer for Pharmacy and Health Sciences Education, Midwestern University, and Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Chicago College of Pharmacy.  Dr. Lee graduated with BS in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1976 and 1979, respectively, and completed a residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 1977.  She joined the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy in 1979, where she served as Director of the Drug Information Center and then clinical pharmacist to the urological surgery service at the hospital.  In 1985, she was promoted to Associate Professor and from 1985-1990, she served as Assistant Dean of Student Affairs.  In 1994, she became Associate Dean of Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy; and in 1998, she was appointed Dean.   She served as Dean of the College from 1998 through 2006. 

Dr. Lee has published over 100 research manuscripts, book chapters, review articles, and short reports in peer-reviewed publications.  She has served as an elected officer on the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Board of Regents, chair of the Clinical Section, American Pharmaceutical Association, Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science, and as chair or member of numerous committees of APhA, ACCP, and state pharmacy associations.  She is considered an expert on pharmacological issues in urological diseases, has earned board certification in pharmacotherapy, has won numerous teaching awards, and received the 2010 Illinois Council of Health System Pharmacists Pharmacist of the Year Award.

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Table of Contents

1 Definitions and concepts 1
2 Introduction to common laboratory assays and technology 21
3 Interpreting pediatric laboratory data 51
4 Drug interference with test results 81
5 Substance abuse and toxicological tests 91
6 Interpretation of serum drug concentrations 117
7 Electrolytes, other minerals, and trace elements 183
8 The kidneys 233
9 Arterial blood gases and acid-based balance 263
10 Pulmonary function and related tests 279
11 The heart and myocardial infarction 297
12 Liver and gastroenterology tests 323
13 Endocrine disorders 365
14 Lipid disorders 419
15 Hematology : red and white blood cell tests 441
16 Hematology : blood coagulation tests 469
17 Infectious diseases 501
18 Rheumatic diseases 563
19 Cancers and tumor markers 593
Therapeutic ranges of drugs in traditional and SI units 659
Nondrug reference ranges for common laboratory tests in traditional and SI units 660
Glossary of medical terms : contextual definitions 661
Blood collection tubes : color codes, additives, and appropriate sample volumes 672
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