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Lab Reference Pocket Guide with Drug Effects

Author(s): Merrily A. Kuhn, PhD, PhD
  • ISBN-13: 9780763749125
  • ISBN-10:0763749125
  • Spiral/paperback    208 pages      © 2007
Price: $65.95 US List
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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!!

Key Features:

·         “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

  • Basic lab tests include:
  • Cardiac
  • 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



Applicable Courses

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