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Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 10th edition

  • Joyce L. Kee

Published by Pearson (March 28th 2017) - Copyright © 2018

10th edition

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For students in masters, baccalaureate, associate degree, diploma, and practical nursing programs – and for RNs and LPNs working in hospital settings.

Everything students and practicing nurses need to know about laboratory and diagnostic testing, with an emphasis on nursing implications and patient education.

Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications is designed to provide quick, pertinent information about laboratory and diagnostic testing, and the corresponding nursing implications. Author Joyce LeFever Kee discusses each test in the context of seven subsections: Reference Values/Normal Findings (for children and adults), Description, Purpose, Clinical Problems, Procedure, Factors Affecting Laboratory or Diagnostic Results, and Nursing Implications with Rationale and Client Teaching. In the 10th Edition, you’ll find new, rewritten, or updated coverage of dozens of tests; new Situational Study Questions; an updated section on Therapeutic Drug Monitoring that includes HIV drugs; and revised appendices addressing everything from abbreviations to test values.

Table of contents

Part 1: List of Laboratory Tests 

Laboratory Tests (in alphabetical order)

Situational Study Questions

Part 2: List of Diagnostic Tests 

Diagnostic Tests (in alphabetical order)

Situational Study Questions

Part 3: Laboratory/Diagnostic Assessments of Body Function

Part 4: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM)

Part 5: School Health Services: Education, Screening, and Testing

Appendix A: Abbreviations

Appendix B: Laboratory Test Group: Panels and Profiles

Appendix C: Health Problems with Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

Appendix D: Laboratory Test Values for Adults and Children



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