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This reference is a practical, up-to-the-minute guide to more than 600 diagnostic tests. It focuses on the key information nurses need at the point of care and includes tips, checklists, quick-scan tables, and 500 illustrations.

Coverage includes entries on bioterrorism-related tests, C-reactive protein, gene-based HIV testing, DNA cervical cancer testing, tumor markers, brain natriuretic peptide, spiral CT, and the Given GI imaging system. Logos include Alert, summarizing vital information for clinicians, and Age Alert, highlighting pediatric and geriatric concerns.

This reference is a practical, up-to-the-minute guide to more than 600 diagnostic tests. It focuses on the key information nurses need at the point of care and includes tips, checklists, quick-scan tables, and 500 illustrations. Coverage includes entries on bioterrorism-related tests, C-reactive protein, gene-based HIV testing, DNA cervical cancer testing, tumor markers, brain natriuretic peptide, spiral CT, and the Given GI imaging system. Logos include Alert, summarizing vital information for clinicians, and Age Alert, highlighting pediatric and geriatric concerns.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582553047
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/1/2004
  • Series: Professional Guide Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1120

Table of Contents

Contributors and consultants
Foreword
Sect. I Blood Tests 1
1 Hematology 2
2 Hemostasis 37
3 Blood gases and electrolytes 65
4 Enzymes 89
5 Hormones 132
6 Lipids and lipoproteins 195
7 Protein, protein metabolites, and pigments 205
8 Carbohydrates 220
9 Vitamins and trace elements 234
10 Immunohematology 247
11 Immune response 260
Sect. II Urine Tests 337
12 Urinalysis 338
13 Urine enzymes 356
14 Urine hormones and metabolites 363
15 Urine protein, protein metabolites, and pigments 387
16 Urine sugars, ketones, and mucopolysaccharides 412
17 Urine vitamins and minerals 419
Sect. III Histologic and Microbiologic Tests 433
18 Histology 434
19 Microbes and parasites 472
Sect. IV Organ Tests 511
20 Thyroid 512
21 Eye 522
22 Ear 554
Sect. V Body System Tests 591
23 Respiratory system 592
24 Skeletal system 629
25 Reproductive system 649
26 Nervous system 694
27 Gastrointestinal system 742
28 Cardiovascular system 816
29 Urinary system 884
Sect. VI Miscellaneous Tests 931
30 Miscellaneous tests 932
Appendices 947
Index 1040
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