Understanding Laboratory Tests: A Quick Reference


  • Robin Maunder, MLT, Laboratory Science Technologist/Instructor and Clinic Laboratory Manager, Division of Clinical Education, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

In an effort to simplify the complex world of laboratory testing and diagnosis, this easy-to-use guidebook was developed by an experienced educator in response to student demand. Using clear, easy-to-understand terminology, this everyday reference covers common lab tests and testing methods. Causes of conditions, signs and symptoms, lab findings, normal values and ranges, and interpretation of results are also addressed. This resource covers the need-to-know aspects of lab tests and diagnoses with a student-friendly approach, a focus on key content, and outstanding visual tools to help engage the student in the subject matter. "Did You Know" boxes provide additional key facts as quick references throughout the book! Every health care student and professional needs this unique pocket-sized reference.
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All students involved in health care studies: Nurses, doctors, paramedics, laboratory assistants, nuclear medicine, respiratory therapists, anesthesia assistants, chiropodists, physician assistants, naturopaths, chiropractors, occupational/physical therapists, massage therapists, homeopaths, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, vet techs


Book information

  • Published: February 2011
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-926648-11-8

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Hematology

Chapter 2: Immunology

Chapter 3: Microbiology

Chapter 4: Urinalysis

Chapter 5: Biochemistry