Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 11th Edition

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Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 11th Edition


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.

  • 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.


  • 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.

User's Guide to Test Preparation and Performance

List of Figures

Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, A to Z


Appendix A: List of Tests by Body Systems

Appendix B: List of Tests by Test Type

Appendix C: Disease and Organ Panels

Appendix D: Symbols and Units of Measurement



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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