by Kathleen Deska Pagana, Timothy J. Pagana, Theresa N Pagana
Get fast access to important diagnostic tests and procedures with Mosby’s Diagnostic & Laboratory Test Reference, 12th Edition by Kathleen Deska Pagana, Timothy J. Pagana, and Theresa N. 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 type of test, alternate or abbreviated test names, test explanation, normal and abnormal findings, possible critical values, contraindications, potential complications, interfering factors, and patient care. To simplify lookup, related tests are cross-referenced. A compact size, durable cover, and A-to-Z thumb tabs make this book ideal for quick reference on the job.
• 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.
• UNIQUE! Each test entry begins on a new page, making tests easy to find.
• 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.
• Possible critical values are highlighted to alert you to situations requiring immediate intervention.
• Patient care sections provide step-by-step instructions for care before, during, and after the test.
• Symbol next to drug-related interfering factors alerts you to the effects of pharmacologic agents on tests.
• Lists of tests by body system and test type make it easy to cross-reference related studies.
• 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 round edges helps prevent the book from being damaged and makes it easier to handle.
• UPDATED coverage reflects current research relating to accuracy of testing, diagnostic values of results, and the patient care and education associated with each test.
• 14 NEW test entries present the latest tests and procedures with an emphasis on new, more affordable (and thus more common) genetic tests.
The book contains both black-and-white and two-color illustrations.
When you need to know the facts, turn to this book. This comprehensive, up-to-date clinical handbook features laboratory and diagnostic tests organized alphabetically for quick reference. Each test includes: 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; home care responsibilities; and abnormal findings. It’s relied on by nursing students, practicing nurses, hospitals, home healthcare agencies and allied health professionals everywhere.
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