BOPOD - Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests: Edition 4

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Widely used in both academic and clinical settings, this comprehensive resource provides clear, concise coverage of more than 700 of the most commonly performed diagnostic and laboratory tests — including 30 new to this edition. Chapters are organized by test type and begin with a list of the tests covered, followed by a test type overview with specimen collection techniques. Tests are presented in a consistent format with 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.
  • A full-color design and 127 photographs and illustrations depict procedures, equipment, techniques, and key concepts.
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of more than 700 diagnostic and laboratory tests routinely performed today.
  • UNIQUE! Test Results and Clinical Significance sections explain pathophysiology and how test results may indicate certain disease processes.
  • Color-coded thumb-tabs, alphabetically organized chapters, and two appendixes that list all tests — one in alphabetical order and the other organized by body system — make every test easy to find.
  • Critical Values 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.
  • UNIQUE! Clinical Priorities boxes emphasize information that must be kept in mind when preparing a patient for testing, performing a test, and evaluating results.
  • UNIQUE! An icon for drug-related Interfering Factors alerts you to the effects of pharmacologic agents on tests.
  • A patient teaching icon indicates information that should be shared with patients and their families.
  • Home Care Responsibilities boxes provide important patient teaching guidelines and instructions for patients outside the acute care setting.
  • UNIQUE! Age-Related Concerns boxes address the special needs of pediatric and geriatric patients and critical age-related variations in values.
  • SI units are included in the Normal Findings section of appropriate tests.
  • Convenient lists of disease and organ panels, test abbreviations, and tests by body system offer quick access to frequently referenced information.
  • A comprehensive index includes the names of all tests and their synonyms, as well as other relevant terms found within test entries for quick access in the clinical setting.
  • Completely updated content with 30 new tests, including ductoscopy, thyroglobulin, lactoferrin, and human papillomavirus.
  • New full-color photographs and enhanced illustrations clarify key concepts and demonstrate testing techniques.
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Publisher
Elsevier Health Sciences
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Published on
Oct 7, 2009
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Pages
1264
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ISBN
9780323062053
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Nursing / Assessment & Diagnosis
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Access the clinically relevant information you need easily in any setting with Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference, 10th Edition. This bestselling handbook provides concise coverage of tests without sacrificing important details. Each test entry includes, where relevant, alternate or abbreviated test names; type of test; normal findings; possible critical values; test explanation and related physiology; contraindications; potential complications; interfering factors; procedure and patient care (before, during, and after); and abnormal findings. Related tests are extensively cross-referenced throughout the book. With its simple format and portable size, this is a handy reference you'll always want by your side.Tests are organized alphabetically with A-to-Z thumb tabs for quick reference.

UNIQUE! Each test entry begins on a new page, making tests easy to find.

Normal findings for adult (male and female), elderly, and pediatric patients are included where applicable to provide complete clinical data.

Possible critical values are highlighted to alert you to situations requiring immediate intervention.

Symbol next to drug-related interfering factors alerts you to the effects of pharmacologic agents on tests.

Increased and decreased abnormal findings are highlighted with directional arrows.

Icon for patient teaching-related care indicates information to share with patients and their families.

UNIQUE! Each test concludes with a Notes section where you can add your own information.

User's Guide to Test Preparation and Performance provides an overview and guidelines for each type of laboratory test and diagnostic procedure to ensure safety and accuracy.

Lists of tests by body system and test type allow you to quickly locate related studies.

Abbreviations for tests are listed inside the front and back covers, and symbols and units of measurement are listed in an appendix.

UNIQUE! Durable cover with round edges helps prevent the book from being damaged and makes it easier to handle.

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32 NEW tests, including age-related macular degeneration risk analysis, cell culture drug resistance testing, flourescein angiography, HIV drug resistance testing, urea breath test, virus testing, and Vitamin D testing, present the latest information on diagnostic and laboratory testing.

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