Laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures : with nursing diagnoses /

Main Author: Corbett, Jane Vincent.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2008
Edition: 7th ed.
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Table of Contents:
  • Using laboratory data
  • Hematology tests
  • Routine urinalysis and other urine tests
  • Renal function tests
  • Four commonly measured electrolytes
  • Arterial blood gases and related tests
  • Three less commonly measured electrolytes
  • Tests to measure the metabolism of glucose and other sugars
  • Tests to measure lipid metabolism and other cardiac risk factors
  • Tests related to serum protein levels, tumor markers, and cancer genomics
  • Tests to measure the metabolism of bilirubin
  • Tests to measure enzymes and cardiac markers
  • Coagulation tests and test to detect occult blood
  • Serologic tests, immunohematology, microbiology and immunology
  • Endocrine tests
  • Culture and sensitivity tests and rapid tests for infections
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring and toxicology screens
  • Tests performed in pregnancy, the newborn period, and for genetic screening
  • Practice interpretation of laboratory data
  • Diagnostic radiologic tests
  • Body scans: CT, MRI and others
  • Nuclear scans: diagnostic tests with radionuclides or radioisotopes
  • Diagnostic ultrasonography
  • Common noninvasive diagnostic tests
  • Common invasive tests
  • Stress tests, cardiac catheterizations, electrophysiologic studies, and syncope tests
  • Endoscopic procedures
  • Diagnostic procedures related to childbearing years
  • App. A: Refference values for newborns and children compared with adult values
  • App. B: Possible alterations in refference values for the aged
  • App. C: Altered refference values for common laboratory tests in normal pregnancies
  • App. D: Units of measure
  • App. E: Answers to questions for part I (laboratory test)
  • App. F: Answers to questions for part III (diagnostic procedures)
  • App. G: SI conversion factors
  • App. H: Diagrams of laboratory results.