Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data by Mary Lee (Editor); American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Staff (Contribution by)Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data continues to be the most popular teaching text on laboratory data for pharmacy students as well as the go-to reference for pharmacists in therapeutic practice. Now in its sixth edition, it has been expanded and updated to cover new drugs, research, and therapeutic approaches. The sixth edition is a comprehensive, in-depth guide to all aspects of lab work that apply to clinical practice. Written by 40 established clinicians and pharmacy faculty members and reviewed by additional experts, it is designed to make all information clear and quickly accessible. Minicases provide clinical scenarios for using tests and managing patients, and quickview charts throughout offer clear interpretations of lab results. New to this edition: A new chapter on point-of-care testing. New materials on male infertility workups. Data on pharmacogenomics testing for neuropsychiatric drugs. At least one new case and new learning points for almost all chapters. New discussions in many chapters, including for C-reactive protein, antiglycan antibody and lactoferrin, antithroglobulin antibody, and cryoglobulin, and more. 23 chapters are now divided into three sections: Basic Concepts and Test Interpretations, System Disorders and Diagnostic Tests, and Tests for Special Populations. Complex but critical skills are required for clinical pharmacists to effectively use lab data in screening for or diagnosing diseases and in monitoring the safety and effectiveness of treatment. As the only book of its kind specifically written for pharmacists by pharmacists, Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data makes it easier to make accurate and critical decisions based on laboratory data.
Publication Date: 2017-02-01
Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures by Cynthia C. CherneckyFind 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.
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference by Kathleen Deska Pagana; Timothy J. Pagana; Theresa N. PaganaKnown for its accuracy and easy-to-use format, Mosby's Diagnostic & Laboratory Test Reference 15th Edition is your one-stop source for all the latest testing information needed in clinicals, class, and professional practice. Across the reference, tests are organized alphabetically and include 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. This fifteenth edition also includes nine new tests as well as the latest research surrounding each test included in the reference. As with previous editions, every test entry begins on a new page and all tests are cross-referenced throughout the book to simplify lookup. And with the book's compact size, durable cover, and practical A-to-Z thumb tabs, this market-leading reference is the ideal choice for anyone wanting quick and easy access to the very latest diagnostic and lab tests used in nursing practice today. Alphabetical organization and A-to-Z thumb tabs makes finding the right information quick and easy. Normal findings for adult, elderly, and pediatric patients are included where applicable to provide complete clinical data. Abnormal findings are highlighted with directional arrows. Possible critical values are highlighted to alert students to situations requiring immediate intervention. Drug-related interfering factors are identified with icons to alert students to the effects of pharmacologic agents on tests. 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. Common Reference Ranges for males and females, along with Routine Blood and Urine Testing information are located on the front endsheets for easy reference. Related tests are cross-referenced making them easy to find. Tests listed by body system and test type in an appendix enables students to quickly locate related studies. Abbreviations for tests are provided on the endsheets, and symbols and units of measurement are listed in an appendix. Streamlined format with each test entry beginning on a new page further simplifies navigation. Patient teaching-related care is identified with icons to indicate information that should be shared with patients and their families. Durable cover helps prevent the book from being damaged. NEW! Nine new test entries ensure the latest tests and procedures. New tests cover the areas of bile acids, computed tomography angiography, and marijuana. NEW! New content reflects the latest research on the diagnostic values of results, accuracy of testing, and patient care and education for each test.