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Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures : With Nursing Diagnoses,9780131597006

Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures : With Nursing Diagnoses



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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

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Reviewersp. x
Laboratory Testsp. 1
Using Laboratory Datap. 2
Hematology Testsp. 25
Routine Urinalysis and Other Urine Testsp. 64
Renal Function Testsp. 90
Four Commonly Measured Electrolytesp. 111
Arterial Blood Gases and Related Testsp. 138
Three Less Commonly Measured Electrolytesp. 170
Tests to Measure the Metabolism of Glucose and Other Sugarsp. 193
Tests to Measure Lipid Metabolism and Other Cardiac Risk Factorsp. 225
Tests Related to Serum Protein Levels, Tumor Markers, and Cancer Genomicsp. 246
Tests to Measure the Metabolism of Bilirubinp. 278
Tests to Measure Enzymes and Cardiac Markersp. 295
Coagulation Tests and Tests to Detect Occult Bloodp. 324
Serologic Tests, Immunohematology, Microbiology and Immunologyp. 363
Endocrine Testsp. 412
Culture and Sensitivity Tests and Rapid Tests for Infectionsp. 457
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Toxicology Screensp. 495
Tests Performed in Pregnancy, the Newborn Period, and for Genetic Screeningp. 525
Case Studiesp. 555
Practice Interpretation of Laboratory Datap. 556
Diagnostic Proceduresp. 565
Diagnostic Radiologic Testsp. 566
Body Scans: CT, MRI and Othersp. 599
Nuclear Scans: Diagnostic Tests with Radionuclides or Radidisotopesp. 621
Diagnostic Ultrasonographyp. 647
Common Noninvasive Diagnostic Testsp. 668
Common Invasive Testsp. 691
Stress Tests, Cardiac Catheterizations, Electrophysiologic Studies, and Syncope Testsp. 718
Endoscopic Proceduresp. 735
Diagnostic Procedures Related to Childbearing Yearsp. 751
Reference Values for Newborns and Children Compared with Adult Valuesp. 775
Possible Alterations in Reference Values for the Agedp. 778
Altered Reference Values for Common Laboratory Tests in Normal Pregnanciesp. 780
Units of Measurep. 782
Answers to Questions for Part I (Laboratory Tests)p. 784
Answers to Questions for Part III (Diagnostic Procedures)p. 786
SI Conversion Factorsp. 787
Diagrams of Laboratory Resultsp. 791
Indexp. 793
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