Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference

Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference

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Access the clinically relevant information you need easily in any setting with Mosby’s Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference, Ninth Edition. This best-selling handbook provides concise coverage of tests without sacrificing important details. Each test entry includes, where relevant, 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 (before, during, and after); and abnormal findings. Related tests are extensively cross-referenced throughout the book. With its simple format and portable size, this is a handy reference you’ll always want by your side.
  • 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 on the end papers, 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.
  • Over 40 NEW tests, including CT of the Heart, Intravascular Ultrasound, Newborn Metabolic Screening, and Platelet Closure Time, present the latest information on diagnostic and laboratory testing.

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