Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, A

Author: Frances Talaska Fischbach


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  • ISBN: 9781451108743
  • Author: Frances Talaska Fischbach
  • Publ Date: 2010-06-01
  • Edition: 8
  • Pages: 1344
  • Imprint: LIPPINCOTT*#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 13992

Table of Contents :

1: Diagnostic Testing 2: Blood Studies: Hematology and Coagulation 3: Urine Studies 4: Stool Studies 5: Cerebrospinal Fluid Studies 6: Chemistry Studies 7: Microbiologic Studies 8: Immunodiagnostic Studies 9: Nuclear Medicine Studies 10: X-Ray Studies 11: Cytologic, Histologic, and Genetic Studies 12: Endoscopic Studies 13: Ultrasound Studies 14: Pulmonary Function, Arterial Blood Gases (ABGs), and Electrolyte Studies 15: Prenatal Diagnosis and Tests of Fetal Well-Being 16: Special Diagnostic, Special Specimen Collection and Postmortem Studies Appendices: A: Standard Precautions for Prevention and Control of Infections B: Guidelines for Specimen Transport and Storage C: Vitamins in Human Nutrition D: Minerals in Human Nutrition E: Effects of Drugs on Laboratory Tests F: Examples of Forms


Now in its Eighth Edition, this leading comprehensive manual helps nurses deliver safe, effective, and informed care for patients undergoing diagnostic tests and procedures. The book covers a broad range of laboratory and diagnostic tests and studies that are delivered to varied patient populations in varied settings. Tests are grouped according to specimen and function/test type (e.g. blood, urine, stool, cerebrospinal fluid, etc.). Each test is described in detail, with step-by-step guidance on correct procedure, tips for accurate interpretation, and instructions for patient preparation and aftercare. Clinical Alerts highlight critical safety information.


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