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A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests,9780781771948

A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

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Now in its Eighth Edition, this leading comprehensive manual helps nurses deliver safe, effective, and informed care for patients undergoing diagnostic tests and procedures. The book covers a broad range of laboratory and diagnostic tests and studies that are delivered to varied patient populations in varied settings. Tests are grouped according to specimen and function/test type (e.g. blood, urine, stool, cerebrospinal fluid, etc.). Each test is described in detail, with step-by-step guidance on correct procedure, tips for accurate interpretation, and instructions for patient preparation and aftercare. Clinical Alerts highlight critical safety information.

Author Biography

Frances Talaska Fischbach, RN, BSN, MSN, Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Associate Professor of Nursing (Ret), School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Marshall Barnett Dunning III, BS, MS, PhD, Professor of Medicine & Physiology, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Director, Pulmonary Diagnostic Laboratory, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Table of Contents

Diagnostic Testingp. 1
Blood Studies: Hematology and Coagulationp. 56
Urine Studiesp. 184
Stool Studiesp. 285
Cerebrospinal Fluid Studiesp. 310
Chemistry Studiesp. 338
Microbiologic Studiesp. 483
Immunodiagnostic Studiesp. 564
Nuclear Medicine Studiesp. 689
X-Ray Studiesp. 745
Cytologic, Histologic, and Genetic Studiesp. 799
Endoscopic Studiesp. 862
Ultrasound Studiesp. 905
Pulmonary Function, Arterial Blood Gases (ABGs), and Electrolyte Studiesp. 944
Prenatal Diagnosis and Tests of Fetal Well-Beingp. 1016
Special Diagnostic, Special Specimen Collection, and Postmortem Studiesp. 1064
Standard Precautions for Prevention and Control of Infectionp. 1160
Guidelines for Specimen Transport and Storagep. 1171
Vitamins in Human Nutritionp. 1179
Minerals in Human Nutritionp. 1196
Effects of Drugs on Laboratory Tests (Blood, "Whole" Plasma, Serum, Stool, and Urine)p. 1218
Examples of Formsp. 1258
Indexp. 1283
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