Mosby's Canadian Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781926648644, 9781926648668

Mosby's Canadian Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests

1st Edition

Authors: Kathleen Pagana Timothy Pagana Sandra Pike-MacDonald
eBook ISBN: 9781926648668
eBook ISBN: 9781927406403
Imprint: Mosby Canada
Published Date: 14th September 2012
Page Count: 1368

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The very first resource of its kind, written exclusively for Canada, Mosby’s Canadian Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests provides clear, concise coverage of more than 700 of the most commonly performed tests, with Canadian lab values, SI units, Canadian cultural considerations, and more unique Canadian content. Its many user-friendly features include an easy-to-understand writing style, full-colour illustrations, and a logical organization. Each test entry is presented in a consistent format to provide quick access to information on specimen collection, normal findings, indications, test explanation, procedure and patient care, and test results and clinical significance, as well as any applicable contraindications, potential complications, interfering factors, and related tests.

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! Test Results and Clinical Significance sections explain pathophysiology and how test results may indicate certain disease processes.
  • Critical values are emphasized to alert you to situations requiring immediate intervention.
  • UNIQUE! Related Tests sections list tests that provide similar information or are used to evaluate the same body system, disease process, or symptom.

Table of Contents

  1. Guidelines for Proper Test Preparation and Performance
  2. Blood Studies
  3. Electrodiagnostic Tests
  4. Endoscopic Studies
  5. Fluid Analysis Studies
  6. Manometric Studies
  7. Microscopic Studies
  8. Nuclear Scanning
  9. Stool Tests
  10. Ultrasound Studies
  11. Urine Studies
  12. X-Ray Studies
  13. Additional Studies



A. Alphabetical List of Tests

B. List of Tests by Body System

C. Blood Tests Used for Disease and Organ Panels

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About the Author

Kathleen Pagana

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Department of Nursing, Lycoming College; President, Pagana Keynotes and Presentations, Williamsport, PA

Timothy Pagana

Affiliations and Expertise

Medical Director, The Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center and The SurgiCenter, Susquehanna Health System, Williamsport, PA

Sandra Pike-MacDonald

Sandra A. Pike-MacDonald, RN, BN, MN, PhD

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland, School of Nursing