Quick, Accurate Diagnosis from Lab Results in the Palm of Your Hand!
Healthcare professionals will value the Lab Reference Pocket Guide – a convenient, easy-to-use pocket guide to laboratory testing. Featuring several hundred lab tests, each test has a brief description, norms for adults and children, and panic values. The primary purpose of the guide is to quickly identify what disease or drug has caused the test to be high or low, and then to determine a working diagnosis for the client. An alphabetized list of drugs allows providers to easily determine what lab tests to review.
This is the definitive, evidence-based guide to lab testing!!
· “Panic values” included to highlight clients who need immediate attention
· Alphabetized list of drugs and the lab tests they affect
· Succinct, thorough outline of major blood and urine tests available today
Section One: Cardiac Studies
Section Two: Fluid & Electrolytes
Section Three: Glucose Studies
Section Four: Liver Studies
Section Five: Nutritional Studies
Section Six: Oxygenation
Section Seven: RBC Indices Studies
Section Eight: Renal System
Section Nine: Thyroid Function Studies
Section Ten: Tumor Markers
Each section is tabbed and color-coded for fast reference.
Pages are waterproof and stainproof!
Features & Benefits
- Level of cholesterol found in blood
- Level of certain proteins in blood
- What drugs affect these levels, when to administer.
- Fluids and Electrolytes
- Levels of Sodium, Chloride, Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium, and Phosphate found in blood
- Etiology of increased/decreased levels, Signs and Symptoms, Treatments
- Glucose Studies/Renal System
- Levels of sugars found in blood
- Normal levels, Abnormal levels, Panic values
- A few examples of rapid reference tools provided in this pocket guide include
- Index of Drugs
- Index of Abbreviations
Perfect for any clinician (nurse, doctor, physician's assistant, nurse's aid) who needs to know how to read basic lab tests results.
A great reference for medical surgical, critical care, adult health and allied health courses.
Chapter 1 Cardiac Studies
Chapter 2 Fluid & Electrolytes
Chapter 3 Glucose Studies
Chapter 4 Liver Studies
Chapter 5 Nutritional Studies
Chapter 6 Oxygenation
Chapter 7 RBC Indices Studies
Chapter 8 Renal Systems
Chapter 9 Thyroid Function Studies
Chapter 10 Tumor Markers
Chapter 11 WBC Indices
Merrily A. Kuhn, PhD, PhD