Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests

 
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The 3rd edition of this widely used resource offers superb guidance on diagnostic and laboratory testing for health professionals in both academic and clinical settings. The chapters are organized by test type and each chapter begins with a list of the tests covered within the test type, as well as an overview of that category including specimen collection techniques. The tests are presented in a consistent format that includes normal findings, indications, contraindications, potential complications, interfering factors, procedure and patient care, test results and clinical significance, and related tests. This full-color book is easy to use and covers virtually every clinically significant test, including more than 50 new to this edition. * A full color interior design and over 140 vivid color photographs and illustrations depict procedures, equipment, techniques, and concepts, making the content more visually appealing to the reader and the concepts easier to understand. * Comprehensive coverage of all diagnostic and laboratory tests routinely performed today. Over 700 individual tests are covered in approximately 360 entries. * Clinical Significances of test results, indicated in italic type, explain the pathophysiology of disease processes and how they relate to test results. * Color-coded chapter thumb-tabs, alphabetically organized chapters, and two lists of all tests (Appendix A, Alphabetical List of Tests and Appendix B, List of Tests by Body System) make every test easy to find. * Critical Values are highlighted with color to alert the reader to situations requiring immediate intervention.

Customer Reviews:

  • M¨¦DICO DE HABLA HISPANA EVAL¨²A
    Excelente, l¨®gica y pedag¨®gica organizaci¨®n interna: ¨ªndices, tabla de materias y orden del material. Usa fraseolog¨ªa simple y f¨¢cil de entender. Las explicaciones de cada procedimiento y las interpretaciones de todos los posibles resultados son excelentes. Siendo emergenci¨®logo, este libro me ha sido de una gran ayuda en la pr¨¢ctica de Medicina de Emergencia. Usa un ingl¨¦s sencillo y muy medico-cient¨ªfico, de muy f¨¢cil interpretaci¨®n. Calidad de papel, encuadernaci¨®n e ilustraciones son maravillosas. Este vol¨²men no debe de faltar en la oficina de ning¨²n colega, aunque sea de habla hispana....more info
  • best for Pagana & Pagana
    I own a similar reference to this one done by the same authors and is very good but not as good as this one. I have this one available to me in two work places and I'm tempted to buy this for myself. If you need a reference such as this, get this one....more info
  • Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests
    Excellent review for Health Care Professionals.
    Mary Nagy MS, RN...more info
  • Great reference
    I'm a nursing student and used this book for my first clinical rotation. It is an excellent resource as it is easy to use and not only defines the tests themselves but also gives clear concise reasons for high or low values. It was a great investment for me as a student....more info
  • 2nd year med students dream
    As a 2nd year PBL (problems based learning) med student I have found this book to be excellent. It provides in depth information on many standard tests. It does a good job of integrating physiology and even explains false highs and lows....more info
  • a must have for any nurse...student or professional.
    everything a nurse needs to know about diagnostic and laboratory tests. an essential and user friendly reference and companion in clinical practice or study. what more can i say?...more info
  • Mosby's Manual
    Excellant!! So nice to just order online and not burn gas to go to the bookstore. The book arrives within a few days and it is wonderful. Thank you for the convience and savings....more info
  • Qualified usefulness for medical transcription
    I had this book recommended to me as a transcription terminology aid. It is very limited in that function. It is obviously a very good book for those who will be performing tests, but not as much so for those of us transcribing the results. It is useful for providing context to help you infer what type of test or range of results you may be listening for, but you will need a book specifically for terminology once you have narrowed it down....more info
  • a satisfied customer
    I'm a new nurse and as such have much to learn in my field of practice. This book will help me to grow in my understanding of the labs and tests that my patients need to diagnose and care for their health needs. I'm excited to begin using it....more info
  • Excellent for the Nursing Student
    An excellent book for the nursing student... with ample info regarding diagnostic and lab test. It gives info for normal, increased and decreased values, with reasons why they might be that way, which makes it easy to apply to your patient, especially in a care plan. I found it a very valuable to help me finish my care plans. I use it for all my clinical situations and know that it will be a great companion when I am at my clinical sites....more info
  • STAIGHTFORWARD, COMPREHENSIVE AND VERSATILE
    Be it biochemistry, microbiology, chemical pathology, parasitology or radiography, this book assembled all the clinical techniques that an investigating scientist would need. It is comprehensive and versatile. Detailed information were provided sequentially.
    Each section of the book describes all the relevant clinical procedures, using straightforward illustrations. Everything about it is practical.
    It is a versatile manual which every clinician and lab scientist, (including trainees), would value very much.
    And, it carries a reasonable price-tag....more info
  • mostly comprehensive
    Most any type of test or procedure are listed in this book but there were a few tests that I couldn't find. I am not sure if I didn't look in the right area but alphabetical is alphabetical. Overall, very good info on what the test is for and what can influence it, etc. Recommended....more info
  • Excellent for the Nursing Student
    An excellent book for the nursing student... with ample info regarding diagnostic and lab test. It gives info for normal, increased and decreased values, with reasons why they might be that way, which makes it easy to apply to your patient, especially in a care plan. I found it a very valuable to help me finish my care plans. I use it for all my clinical situations and know that it will be a great companion when I am at my clinical sites. Plus, much much more......more info