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LABORATORY AND DIAGNOSTIC TESTS WITH NURSING IMPLICATIONS, 9/ebrings together current information on more than 420 modern laboratory and diagnostic tests, together with their corresponding nursing implications. For each test, it presents reference values/normal findings, descriptions, purpose(s), clinical problems, procedures, factors affecting results, and nursing implications with rationales, including client teaching. This edition contains new, rewritten, or updated coverage of dozens of tests, including IgE, arsenic, blood smear, chromosomal analysis, CBC, cyanide, cytokines, heroin, HIV, influenza, macular degeneration risk analysis, SCID, sexual assault/attack, ABG, bilirubin tests, C-reactive protein (hs CRP) and glucose, cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, colonoscopy, ERCP, CT, MRI, and many others. An updated section on Therapeutic Drug Monitoring now covers HIV drugs, and revised appendices address everything from abbreviations to test values.
Table of Contents
Differences in Reference Values Between Men and Women
PART I. Laboratory Tests
PART II. Diagnostic Tests
PART III. Laboratory/Diagnostic Assessments of Body Function
PART IV. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM)
PART V. School Health Services: Education, Screening, and Testing
APPENDIX A. Abbreviations
APPENDIX B. Laboratory Test Groups: Panels/Profiles/Evaluations
APPENDIX C. Health Problems with Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests
APPENDIX D. Laboratory Test Values for Adults and Children