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

Language:
English
Imprint:
Mosby
Electronic ISBN:
9780323240109

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