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A manual of laboratory and diagnostic tests
Fischbach, Frances Talaska.
Personal Author:
Seventh edition.
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, [2004]

Physical Description:
xv, 1291 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Ch. 1. Diagnostic testing -- Ch. 2. Blood studies; hematology and coagulation -- Ch. 3. Urine studies -- Ch. 4. Stool studies -- Ch. 5. Cerebrospinal fluid studies -- Ch. 6. Chemistry studies -- Ch. 7. Microbiologic studies -- Ch. 8. Immunodiagnostic studies -- Ch. 9. Nuclear medicine studies -- Ch. 10. X-Ray studies -- Ch. 11. Cytologic, histologic, and genetic studies -- Ch. 12. Endoscopic studies -- Ch. 13. Ultrasound studies -- Ch. 14. Pulmonary function, arterial blood gases (ABGs), and electrolyte studies -- Ch. 15. Prenatal diagnosis and tests of fetal well-being -- Ch. 16. Special systems, organ functions, and postmortem studies -- App. A. Standard/universal precautions -- App. B. Latex and rubber allergy precautions -- App. C. Sedation and analgesia precautions -- App. D. Conversions from conventional to Systeme International (SI) units -- App. E. Guidelines for specimen transport and storage -- App. F. Vitamins in human nutrition -- App. G. Minerals in human nutrition -- App. H. Examples of forms -- App. I. Panic or critical values -- App. J. Effects of the most commonly used drugs on frequently ordered laboratory tests (Blood, "Whole" Plasma, Serum, Stool, and Urine) -- App. K. Protocols for hair, nails, saliva, sputum, and breath specimen collection -- App. L. Protocols for evidentiary specimen collection in criminal or forensic cases.
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In full color for the first time, this leading comprehensive reference covers a broad range of laboratory and diagnostic tests and studies, 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 and tips for accurate interpretation.

A Brandon-Hill Recommended Title.

Table of Contents

1 Diagnostic Testingp. 1
2 Stood Studies; Hematology and Coagulationp. 38
3 Unine Studiesp. 163
4 Stool Studiesp. 264
5 Cerebrospinal Fluid Studiesp. 289
6 Chemistry Studiesp. 316
7 Microbiologic Studiesp. 456
8 Immunodiagnostic Studiesp. 530
9 Nuclear Medicine Studiesp. 652
10 X-Ray Studiesp. 705
11 Cytologic, Histologic, and Genetic Studiesp. 760
12 Endoscopic Studiesp. 819
13 Ultrasound Studiesp. 862
14 Pulmonary Function, Arterial Blood Gases (ABGs), and Electrolyte Studiesp. 900
15 Prenatal Diagnosis and Tests of Fetal Well-Beingp. 973
16 Special Systems, Organ Functions, and Postmortem Studiesp. 1012
Appendicesp. 1095
A Standard/Universal Precautionsp. 1097
B Latex and Rubber Allergy Precautionsp. 1103
C Sedation and Analgesia Precautionsp. 1108
D Conversions From Conventional to Systeme International (SI) Unitsp. 1113
E Guidelines for Specimen Transport and Storagep. 1118
F Vitamins in Human Nutritionp. 1124
G Minerals in Human Nutritionp. 1141
H Examples of Formsp. 1163
I Panic or Critical Valuesp. 1182
J Effects of the Most Commonly Used Drugs on Frequently Ordered Laboratory Tests (Blood, "Whole" Plasma, Serum, Stool, and Urine)p. 1188
K Protocols for Hair, Nails, Saliva, Sputum, and Breath Specimen Collectionp. 1239
L Protocols for Evidentiary Specimen Collection in Criminal or Forensic Casesp. 1247
Indexp. 1255