ISBN 9780323030212,Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference

Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference



Elsevier Publishing Company

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9780323030212

ISBN-10 0323030211


Edition 7th
Number of Pages 1120 Pages
Language (English)

Medicine: general issues

This comprehensive and up-to-date handbook offers clinically-relevant information on laboratory and diagnostic tests. Test entries are organized alphabetically for quick reference and are presented in a consistent format, which allows for concise, yet detailed coverage. Each test entry 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 (before, during, and after); and abnormal findings. Related tests are extensively cross-referenced throughout the book. The book's portable size and durable cover make it a handy on-the-spot clinical reference. * Alphabetical presentation with A-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.