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Rapid Review Laboratory Testing in Clinical Medicine

with STUDENT CONSULT Access

Get the most from your study time...with this high-yield print and electronic study package! This volume in the "Rapid Review" series - a series that is highly rated in the First Aid rankings - makes it easy for you to master laboratory testing in clinical medicine. An outline format and abundant charts, tables, and diagrams enable you to quickly access important information, and 212 review questions - presented in USMLE format - provide crucial self assessment for maximum exam and ward preparation. It's the perfect resource for medical students, residents, or practitioners who are preparing for the USMLEs, certification, or recertification.

Audience
Medical Students

Paperback, 480 Pages

Published: October 2007

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-03646-7

Contents

  • Laboratory Test Interpretation

    Purpose of laboratory tests

    Sensitivity and specificity

    Predictive value

    Precision and accuracy

    Normal (reference) range

    Variables affecting laboratory test results

    Clinical Chemistry

    Plasma proteins

    Lipids

    Electrolytes and acid-base

    Iron studies

    Renal

    Liver

    Endocrine

    Cardiac

    Pancreas

    Gastrointestinal

    Reproductive

    Body Fluid Analysis

    Cerebrospinal fluid

    Synovial fluid

    Effusions

    Pulmonary Function

    Calculation of Alveolar-arterial gradient

    Spirometry and flow volume curves

    Hematology

    Reticulocyte count

    Complete blood cell count (CBC)

    Bone marrow exam

    Hemoglobin electrophoresis

    Red blood cell (RBC) disorders

    White blood cell (WBC) disorders

    Immunology

    B and T cells

    Immunodeficiency disorders

    Human leukocyte antigens

    Complement

    Hypersensitivity disease

    Autoimmune disease

    Coagulation

    Platelets

    Coagulation

    Fibrinolysis

    Platelet disorders

    Coagulation disorders

    Summary table

    Blood Bank and Transfusion
    Medicine

    Blood groups

    Rh groups

    Blood transfusion

    Blood components

    Transfusion reactions

    ABO and hemolytic disease of newborns

    Laboratory Aspects of Cancer

    Tumor markers

    Ectopic hormone syndromes

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