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Organized by type of test and diagnostic procedure, DELMAR’s Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests contains a wealth of information on over 600 lab and diagnostic tests. This must have reference is completely alphabetical, indexed, and fully cross-referenced. Each test has an exceptionally straightforward and concise presentation of information. Delmar’s Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostics Tests is designed to provide students and practitioners of nursing, medicine, and medical technology with the necessary information to provide comprehensive care for their clients who are having laboratory and diagnostic tests and procedures.


  • Test Synonyms indexed for quick reference. A user may look up a test under both its name and common synonyms.
  • Phonetic pronunciations are provided for the more difficult to pronounce test names.
  • Bulleted presentation of how to do test provides a easy to follow step-by-step guide.
  • Website that duplicates much of the content in the book. (Available separately).
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Organized by type of test, this reference contains information on approximately 600 laboratory and diagnostic tests. Introductory chapters discuss the role of such tests, outline standard precautions, present international perspectives on diagnostic testing, and provide case studies. Black and white photographs illustrate a few procedures. Indexes list tests by type and by body system. Daniels is a registered nurse with Oregon Health Sciences University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766862357
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/15/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1088
  • Product dimensions: 5.72 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 1.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Rick Daniels, R.N., Col. (ret.), Ph.D., administers clinical practicum courses in acute and critical care nursing. Currently an associate professor at Oregon Health and Science University, School of Nursing, Daniels has taught nursing in associate, baccalaureate, and graduate schools, as well as R.N. degree completion programs. He has also taught many adult health and illness seminars and has presented at numerous national organizations, including forums for nurse educators. Throughout his accomplished career as an educator, Daniels has kept his clinical practice current as a Colonel in the United States Army, Army Reserves, and National Guard, retiring in August 2012 after 28 years of service. An active researcher, Daniels has received four successive fundings with the Department of the Army to implement health promotion programs with National Guardsmen. The author of multiple textbooks, he also publishes in nursing journals and holds membership in numerous professional nursing organizations, including Sigma Theta Tau and the American Nurses Association. Daniels obtained his bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Oregon Nursing School, his master of science degree in nursing from the University of San Diego, and his doctor of philosophy degree in nursing from the University of Texas in Austin.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Understanding and Using Delmar's Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests 1
Ch. 2 The Ever-Expanding Role of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests 13
Ch. 3 Standard Precautions 17
Ch. 4 Selected International Perspectives on Diagnostic Testing 27
Ch. 5 Case Study Presentations 37
Ch. 6 Blood Studies 45
Ch. 7 Culture, Tissue, and Microscopic Studies 489
Ch. 8 Electrodiagnostic Studies 575
Ch. 9 Endoscopic Studies 609
Ch. 10 Fluid Analysis and Sputum Studies 639
Ch. 11 Physical Examination, Manometric, Sensation, and Breath Studies 687
Ch. 12 Nuclear Medicine Studies 739
Ch. 13 Stool Studies 793
Ch. 14 Ultrasound Studies 811
Ch. 15 Urine Studies 843
Ch. 16 Radiologic (X-ray) Studies 919
List of References 1005
App. A: Abbreviation List 1013
App. B Venipuncture and Skin Puncture Procedures 1018
App. C Cancer Tumor Markers and Laboratory Tests Used in the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Malignant Tumors 1024
App. D Consent Form Sample 1026
App. E Therapeutic Blood Levels of Selected Drugs 1027
App. F Blood Sample for Central Line 1030
App. G Reference Laboratory Values 1031
App. H Routine Serum Electrolytes 1033
List of tests by body system and function 1035
List of tests by type 1043
General Index 1051
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