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Overview

"Comprehensive and current, this handbook offers fast and easy access to clinically relevant laboratory and diagnostic tests. Tests are presented in a concise and consistent format and in a unique sequence that simulates priorities in the clinical setting." Extensive page references help tie together related tests and studies, and the book's user-friendly size, durability, and organization make it a handy, on-the-spot diagnostic and laboratory test resource as well as a valuable guide for patient education.

The book contains both black-and-white and two-color illustrations.

When you need to know the facts, turn to this book. This comprehensive, up-to-date clinical handbook features laboratory and diagnostic tests organized alphabetically for quick reference. Each test includes: alternate or abbreviated test names; type of test; normal findings; possible critical values; test explanation and related physiology; contraindications; potential complications; interfering factors; procedure and patient care; home care responsibilities; and abnormal findings. It's relied on by nursing students, practicing nurses, hospitals, home healthcare agencies and allied health professionals everywhere.

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Reviewer: Josie Martin Bowman, RN, MSN, DSN (East Carolina University )
Description: This is the eighth edition of a book that provides up-to-date information about laboratory and diagnostic tests. This edition updates all tests and adds new studies.
Purpose: The purpose is to serve as a reference for diagnostic and laboratory tests. The information is presented in a concise manner and covers the laboratory test or procedure in enough detail for the user to provide quality care.
Audience: The book is primarily for use by nurses but can be used by other practitioners. The authors are a doctorally prepared nurse and a physician.
Features: Each chapter follows the same format: name of test, type of test, normal findings, possible critical values, test explanation and related physiology, contraindications, potential complications, interfering factors, procedure and patient care, and abnormal findings. The lab tests are listed in alphabetical order with minimal tables and illustrations.
Assessment: This is a good reference for practicing nurses and I would recommend using it in the case management of patients. It is a great reference for students preparing for clinicals and learning about laboratory tests and diagnostics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323046343
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/17/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 1120
  • Product dimensions: 7.64 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 1.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations for Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests
List of Figures
User’s Guide to Test Preparation and Procedures
Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests (presented in alphabetical order)
Appendices
Appendix A: List of Tests by Body System
Appendix B: List of Tests by Type
Appendix C: Disease and Organ Panels
Appendix D: Symbols and Units of Measurement
Bibliography
Index
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