A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-07-03
  • Publisher: LWW
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This respected and comprehensive reference is your guide to the complete world of diagnostic testing. Organized for rapid access and expertly written for clinical accuracy, the fully updated Seventh Edition describes the purpose, background, procedural performance, and proper interpretation for hundreds of commonly performed lab tests. In addition to critical test protocols, you'll learn about potential interfering factors and explore the essentials of pretest preparation, posttest care, and collaborative issues. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

1 Diagnostic Testing 1(37)
2 Blood Studies; Hematology and Coagulation 38(125)
3 Urine Studies 163(101)
4 Stool Studies 264(25)
5 Cerebrospinal Fluid Studies 289(27)
6 Chemistry Studies 316(140)
7 Microbiologic Studies 456(74)
8 Immunodiagnostic Studies 530(122)
9 Nuclear Medicine Studies 652(53)
10 X-Ray Studies 705(55)
11 Cytologic, Histologic, and Genetic Studies 760(59)
12 Endoscopic Studies 819(43)
13 Ultrasound Studies 862(38)
14 Pulmonate Function, Arterial Blood Gases (ABGs), and Electrolyte Studies 900(73)
15 Prenatal Diagnosis and Tests of Fetal Well-Being 973(39)
16 Special Systems, Organ Functions, and Postmortem Studies 1012(83)
Appendices 1095(160)
A Standard/Universal Precautions
B Latex and Rubber Allergy Precautions
C Sedation and Analgesia Precautions
D Conversions From Conventional to Systéme International (SI) Units
E Guidelines for Specimen Transport and Storage
F Vitamins in Human Nutrition
G Minerals in Human Nutrition
H Examples of Forms
I Panic or Critical Values
J Effects of the Most Commonly Used Drugs on Frequently Ordered Laboratory Tests (Blood,"Whole" Plasma, Serum, Stool, aid Urine)
K Protocols for Hair, Nails, Saliva, Sputum, and Breath Specimen Collection
L Protocols for Evidentiary Specimen Collection in Criminal or Forensic Cases
Index 1255

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