Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests - E-Book: 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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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
Medical / Nursing / General
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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.

Find complete answers to questions such as which laboratory tests to order or what the results might mean. Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures, 6th Edition covers more tests than any other reference of its kind, with over 900 lab tests and diagnostic procedures in all. In Part I, you'll find an alphabetical list of hundreds of diseases, conditions, and symptoms, including the tests and procedures most commonly used to confirm or rule out a suspected diagnosis. In Part II, you’ll find descriptions of virtually every laboratory and diagnostic test available. This edition is updated with the latest research and over 20 NEW test entries. Written by educator Cynthia Chernecky and clinical nurse specialist Barbara Berger, this lab reference covers today’s lab tests with concise, easy-to-use information. 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. Over 20 NEW test entries present the latest tests and procedures, with a strong focus on affordable, clinically relevant genetic tests. UPDATED content includes the latest research relating to accuracy of tests, diagnostic value of results, and associated cost-benefit ratios.
Get fast access to important diagnostic tests and procedures with Mosby’s Diagnostic & Laboratory Test Reference, 11th Edition by Kathleen Deska Pagana and Timothy J. Pagana. In this bestselling handbook, concise test entries are arranged alphabetically and reflect the latest in research and diagnostic testing. Each test entry includes vital information such as alternate or abbreviated test names, type of test, normal and abnormal findings, possible critical values, test explanation and related physiology, contraindications, potential complications, interfering factors, and patient care before, during, and after the test. To simplify lookup, related tests and studies are cross-referenced. A compact size, durable cover, and A-to-Z thumb tabs make this book ideal for quick reference on the job.UNIQUE! Each test entry begins on a new page, making tests easy to find.Alphabetically organized tests offer quick reference with A-to-Z thumb tabs, so you’ll never have to search for a test by having to first determine its correct category or body system.User’s Guide to Test Preparation and Performance provides an overview and guidelines for each type of laboratory test and diagnostic procedure, so you can minimize worry about having to repeat a test due to an error.Normal findings for adult (male and female), elderly, and pediatric patients are included where applicable.Increased and decreased abnormal findings are highlighted with directional arrows.Patient care sections provide step-by-step instructions for care before, during, and after the test. NEW monographs cover the latest in diagnostic testing, including anti-glycan antibodies, color cancer tumor analysis, drug sensitivity genotype, laboratory genetics, neuron specific enolase, pancreatobiliary FISH testing, Pl-linked blood antigen, and Septin 9 DNA methylation assay.UPDATED coverage reflects current research relating to accuracy of testing, diagnostic values of results, and patient care associated with each test.
Use this convenient resource to formulate nursing diagnoses and create individualized care plans! Updated with the most recent NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 9th Edition shows you how to build customized care plans using a three-step process: assess, diagnose, and plan care. It includes suggested nursing diagnoses for over 1,300 client symptoms, medical and psychiatric diagnoses, diagnostic procedures, surgical interventions, and clinical states. Authors Elizabeth Ackley and Gail Ladwig use Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) and Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) information to guide you in creating care plans that include desired outcomes, interventions, patient teaching, and evidence-based rationales.Promotes evidence-based interventions and rationales by including recent or classic research that supports the use of each intervention.Unique! Provides care plans for every NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosis.Includes step-by-step instructions on how to use the Guide to Nursing Diagnoses and Guide to Planning Care sections to create a unique, individualized plan of care.Includes pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, and home care interventions as necessary for plans of care.Includes examples of and suggested NIC interventions and NOC outcomes in each care plan. Allows quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses with alphabetical thumb tabs.Unique! Includes a Care Plan Constructor on the companion Evolve website for hands-on practice in creating customized plans of care. Includes the new 2009-2011 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses including 21 new and 8 revised diagnoses.Illustrates the Problem-Etiology-Symptom format with an easy-to-follow, colored-coded box to help you in formulating diagnostic statements.Explains the difference between the three types of nursing diagnoses.Expands information explaining the difference between actual and potential problems in performing an assessment.Adds detailed information on the multidisciplinary and collaborative aspect of nursing and how it affects care planning.Shows how care planning is used in everyday nursing practice to provide effective nursing care.
La obra es un manual completo y muy actualizado que presenta, con una ordenación de la A a la Z, 347 entradas que revisan más de 850 pruebas diagnósticas de interés en la clínica. Destaca sobre todo por su utilidad, formato manejable y estructura sistemática, lo que facilita las consultas rápidas. La estructura de la información en cada prueba es la siguiente: nombre de la prueba (con su abreviatura y nombre alternativo), tipo de la prueba, resultados normales para cada grupo de edad, valores críticos posibles, explicación de la prueba y fisiología relacionada, contraindicaciones, complicaciones posibles, factores que pueden modificar los resultados, procedimiento y cuidado del paciente, antes, después y durante la prueba. Asimismo, el texto clarifica la responsabilidad de los distintos profesionales y, muy en especial, del profesional de enfermería, con el objetivo de garantizar la realización exacta y segura de las pruebas y evitar repeticiones innecesarias para el paciente.La obra es un manual completo y muy actualizado que presenta, con una ordenación de la A a la Z, 347 entradas que revisan más de 850 pruebas diagnósticas de interés en la clínica. Destaca sobre todo por su utilidad, formato manejable y estructura sistemática, lo que facilita las consultas rápidas. La estructura de la información en cada prueba es la siguiente: nombre de la prueba (con su abreviatura y nombre alternativo), tipo de la prueba, resultados normales para cada grupo de edad, valores críticos posibles, explicación de la prueba y fisiología relacionada, contraindicaciones, complicaciones posibles, factores que pueden modificar los resultados, procedimiento y cuidado del paciente, antes, después y durante la prueba. Asimismo, el texto clarifica la responsabilidad de los distintos profesionales y, muy en especial, del profesional de enfermería, con el objetivo de garantizar la realización exacta y segura de las pruebas y evitar repeticiones innecesarias para el paciente.
Writing care plans, understanding and performing tests, and interpreting test results is made easier with Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, 6th Edition. This essential resource provides clear, concise overage of over 700 of the most commonly performed diagnostic and laboratory tests. Valuable in academic and clinical settings alike, it is beloved for its full-color design, user-friendly organization, and illustrations that help clarify keep concepts. Updated and streamlined content with new tests ensures you have the most relevant information. A new Diagnostic Testing for the Most Common Diseases section highlights the integration of medical testing as it relates to the top diseases or clinical syndromes.Tests are presented comprehensively and consistently, in a sequence that best simulates priorities in clinical practice.UNIQUE! Clinical Priorities boxes emphasize priorities and procedure considerations specific to understanding and performing tests. UNIQUE! Test Results and Clinical Significance sections describe the significance of the test findings and discuss the pathophysiology of the disease process and how it relates to the test result. UNIQUE! Home Care Responsibilities boxes focus on post-test factors for consideration. UNIQUE! Related Tests sections list additional tests related to the main test — including tests that provide similar information, confirmatory information, and other tests used to evaluate the same organ, disease process, or symptom complex.UNIQUE! Critical Values sections indicate test values of particular significance.UNIQUE! Icons indicate drugs that increase or decrease test values and patient teaching priorities.Age-Related Concerns boxes address pediatric and geriatric priorities. NEW and UPDATED! New tests have been added and outdated tests have been removed to reflect current best practices.NEW! A Diagnostic Testing for the Most Common Diseases section highlights the integration of medical testing as it relates to the top diseases or clinical syndromes.
Gain quick access to today’s most important diagnostic tests and procedures with Mosby’s Diagnostic & Laboratory Test Reference, 13th Edition! In this bestselling handbook, concise test entries are arranged alphabetically and reflect the latest in diagnostic testing and research. Each test includes vital information such as alternate or abbreviated test names, test explanation, normal and abnormal findings, possible critical values, and guidelines to patient care before, during, and after the test. To simplify lookup, related tests are cross-referenced. From the expert author team of Kathleen, Timothy, and Theresa Pagana, this reference offers convenient A-to-Z thumb tabs, a compact size, and a durable cover for everyday use on the job. UNIQUE! Each test entry begins on a new page, making tests easy to find.Alphabetically organized tests offer quick reference with A-to-Z thumb tabs, so you’ll never have to search for a test by having to first determine its correct category or body system.User’s Guide to Test Preparation and Performance provides an overview and guidelines for each type of laboratory test and diagnostic procedure, so you can minimize worry about having to repeat a test due to an error.Icon for patient teaching-related care indicates information that should be shared with patients and their families.Normal findings for adult, elderly, and pediatric patients are included where applicable.Abnormal findings are highlighted with directional arrows to show increased or decreased test results.Possible critical values are highlighted to alert you to situations requiring immediate intervention.Convenient appendix lists tests by body system and test type, making it easy to quickly locate related studies.Drug interference with test results is indicated by a mortar and pestle icon. Cross-referencing of related tests makes them easy to find.Abbreviations for tests are listed in the front and the back of the book, and symbols and units of measurement are listed in an appendix.A durable cover with rounded edges helps prevent the book from being damaged and makes it easier to handle. NEW test entries include the latest diagnostic tests and laboratory procedures.NEW! Updated coverage reflects the latest research on the diagnostic values of results, accuracy of testing, and patient care and education for each test.
Get fast access to important diagnostic tests and procedures with Mosby’s Diagnostic & Laboratory Test Reference, 11th Edition by Kathleen Deska Pagana and Timothy J. Pagana. In this bestselling handbook, concise test entries are arranged alphabetically and reflect the latest in research and diagnostic testing. Each test entry includes vital information such as alternate or abbreviated test names, type of test, normal and abnormal findings, possible critical values, test explanation and related physiology, contraindications, potential complications, interfering factors, and patient care before, during, and after the test. To simplify lookup, related tests and studies are cross-referenced. A compact size, durable cover, and A-to-Z thumb tabs make this book ideal for quick reference on the job.UNIQUE! Each test entry begins on a new page, making tests easy to find.Alphabetically organized tests offer quick reference with A-to-Z thumb tabs, so you’ll never have to search for a test by having to first determine its correct category or body system.User’s Guide to Test Preparation and Performance provides an overview and guidelines for each type of laboratory test and diagnostic procedure, so you can minimize worry about having to repeat a test due to an error.Normal findings for adult (male and female), elderly, and pediatric patients are included where applicable.Increased and decreased abnormal findings are highlighted with directional arrows.Patient care sections provide step-by-step instructions for care before, during, and after the test. NEW monographs cover the latest in diagnostic testing, including anti-glycan antibodies, color cancer tumor analysis, drug sensitivity genotype, laboratory genetics, neuron specific enolase, pancreatobiliary FISH testing, Pl-linked blood antigen, and Septin 9 DNA methylation assay.UPDATED coverage reflects current research relating to accuracy of testing, diagnostic values of results, and patient care associated with each test.
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