Rapid Review Laboratory Testing in Clinical Medicine

1st Edition

with STUDENT CONSULT Access

Editors:

  • Edward Goljan
  • Karlis Sloka
  • Key Features

    • Emphasizes clinically relevant content including disease diagnosis, test selection, and test-altering variables.
    • Provides an at-a-glance, outline-format review of all of the information you need to know.
    • Makes studying easier with a user-friendly 2-color layout, Hi-Yield Margin Notes, and Key Points.
    • Offers 212 USMLE-style review questions inside the book at the end of each chapter, with a full rationale for why every possible answer is right or wrong.
    • Each of the 212 questions is available online at www.studentconsult.com - using the Rapid Review Testing Tool, providing detailed feedback on which areas you may need to study more.

    Table of 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

    Details

    No. of pages:
    480
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2008
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Mosby
    Print ISBN:
    9780323036467
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780323240109

    About the editors

    Edward Goljan

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor and Chairman of Pathology, Oklahoma State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tulsa, Oklahoma

    Karlis Sloka

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Oklahoma State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tulsa, OK