Key Features

  • More than 900 laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures are included — more than any other reference!
  • Over 600 diseases, conditions, and symptoms are listed, along with the tests used to confirm them.
  • Alphabetical organization and A-to-Z thumb tabs make it easy to find the information you’re looking for.
  • Alternative test names and acronyms are cross-referenced to simplify lookup.
  • Instructions for client and family teaching help you offer guidance concerning test preparation and follow-up care.
  • Age and gender-specific norms are provided, giving you complete lifespan coverage.
  • Risks and Contraindications are highlighted to help you safeguard your patients and provide effective care.
  • Panic Level Symptoms and Treatment are provided for dangerously increased and decreased levels.
  • Minimum volumes for blood samples are included, useful when a client’s blood preservation is essential, as well as information on whether blood specimens can be drawn during hemodialysis.
  • Tests for toxic substances are included, making this a lab, diagnostic, and toxicology book all in one.
  • Abbreviations, measurement prefixes, and symbols are listed on the front and back covers for convenience.
  • Information on herbal supplements indicates when a client’s use of natural remedies might affect test results.

 

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book

Part I: Diseases, Conditions, and Symptoms

Part II: Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures

Appendix A: Reportable Diseases

Appendix B: Informed Consent for Genetic Testing

Bibliography

Details

No. of pages:
1232
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Electronic ISBN:
9781455745029
Electronic ISBN:
9781455759910
Electronic ISBN:
9781455775163
Print ISBN:
9781455706945