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Written by a highly respected author in the lab and diagnostic test field, this reference explains in detail the clinical significance of tests and diagnostic procedures. Its comprehensive coverage is augmented by a strong emphasis on nursing care as applied to lab and diagnostic tests, and on the relationship between nursing diagnoses and nursing care. Both scholarly and practical, it is ideal for use in both classroom and clinical settings. Each chapter is organized as an independent study unitcomplete with objectives, an organizing theme with background information (called an expository organizer), and test questions.Topics addressed include using laboratory data, a complete series of tests including Hematology, Routine Urinalysis and Renal Function Tests, Commonly Measured Electrolytes, Arterial Blood Gases, Tests to Measure the Metabolism of Glucose, Lipid Metabolism and Other Cardiac Risk Factors, Bilirubin, Tests to Measure Enzymes and Cardiac Markers, Serologic, Endocrine and Culture and Sensitivity Tests and more. Plus case studies.For Registered Nurses
Table of Contents
|Laboratory Tests||p. 1|
|Using Laboratory Data||p. 2|
|Hematology Tests||p. 25|
|Routine Urinalysis and Other Urine Tests||p. 64|
|Renal Function Tests||p. 90|
|Four Commonly Measured Electrolytes||p. 111|
|Arterial Blood Gases and Related Tests||p. 138|
|Three Less Commonly Measured Electrolytes||p. 170|
|Tests to Measure the Metabolism of Glucose and Other Sugars||p. 193|
|Tests to Measure Lipid Metabolism and Other Cardiac Risk Factors||p. 225|
|Tests Related to Serum Protein Levels, Tumor Markers, and Cancer Genomics||p. 246|
|Tests to Measure the Metabolism of Bilirubin||p. 278|
|Tests to Measure Enzymes and Cardiac Markers||p. 295|
|Coagulation Tests and Tests to Detect Occult Blood||p. 324|
|Serologic Tests, Immunohematology, Microbiology and Immunology||p. 363|
|Endocrine Tests||p. 412|
|Culture and Sensitivity Tests and Rapid Tests for Infections||p. 457|
|Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Toxicology Screens||p. 495|
|Tests Performed in Pregnancy, the Newborn Period, and for Genetic Screening||p. 525|
|Case Studies||p. 555|
|Practice Interpretation of Laboratory Data||p. 556|
|Diagnostic Procedures||p. 565|
|Diagnostic Radiologic Tests||p. 566|
|Body Scans: CT, MRI and Others||p. 599|
|Nuclear Scans: Diagnostic Tests with Radionuclides or Radidisotopes||p. 621|
|Diagnostic Ultrasonography||p. 647|
|Common Noninvasive Diagnostic Tests||p. 668|
|Common Invasive Tests||p. 691|
|Stress Tests, Cardiac Catheterizations, Electrophysiologic Studies, and Syncope Tests||p. 718|
|Endoscopic Procedures||p. 735|
|Diagnostic Procedures Related to Childbearing Years||p. 751|
|Reference Values for Newborns and Children Compared with Adult Values||p. 775|
|Possible Alterations in Reference Values for the Aged||p. 778|
|Altered Reference Values for Common Laboratory Tests in Normal Pregnancies||p. 780|
|Units of Measure||p. 782|
|Answers to Questions for Part I (Laboratory Tests)||p. 784|
|Answers to Questions for Part III (Diagnostic Procedures)||p. 786|
|SI Conversion Factors||p. 787|
|Diagrams of Laboratory Results||p. 791|
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