Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 5th Edition

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Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 5th Edition


This quick reference handbook offers clear, concise coverage of over 700 of the most commonly performed diagnostic and laboratory tests — including 39 new to this edition. Trusted authors, Kathleen Pagana, PhD, RN and Timothy Pagana, MD, FACS, bring together a comprehensive collection of full color designs, illustrations and photos to show exactly how various tests are performed. Related tests are grouped by chapter and presented in a consistent format to facilitate a full understanding of each type of diagnostic test.

  • 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.

1. Guidelines for Proper Test Preparation and Performance

2. Blood Studies

3. Electrodiagnostic Tests

4. Endoscopic Studies

5. Fluid Analysis Studies

6. Manometric Studies

7. Microscopic Studies

8. Nuclear Scanning

9. Stool Tests

10. Ultrasound Studies

11. Urine Studies

12. X-Ray Studies

13. Miscellaneous Studies



A Alphabetical List of Tests

B List of Tests by Body System

C Disease and Organ Panels

D Abbreviations for Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests

Kathleen Deska Pagana, PhD, RN, Professor Emeritus, Department of Nursing, Lycoming College; President, Pagana Keynotes and Presentations, Williamsport, PA and Timothy J. Pagana, MD, FACS, Medical Director, The Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center and The SurgiCenter, Susquehanna Health System, Williamsport, PA
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