Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data, Fifth Edition, is the classic and most popular pharmacy laboratory text because it is the only reference on this subject written by pharmacists, for pharmacists. Students find this guide a clear and useful introduction to the fundamentals of interpreting laboratory test results. The book enhances the skills pharmacists need by providing essential information on common laboratory tests used to screen for or diagnose diseases and monitor the effectiveness and safety of treatment and disease severity. Each chapter contains learning objectives, case studies, bibliographies, and charts that summarize the causes of high and low test results.
Diagnostic testing -- Blood studies : hematology and coagulation -- Urine studies -- Stool studies -- Cerebrospinal fluid studies -- Chemistry studies -- Microbiologic studies -- Immunodiagnostic studies -- Nuclear medicine studies -- X-ray studies -- Cytologic, histologic, and genetic studies -- Endoscopic studies -- Ultrasound studies -- Pulmonary function, arterial blood gases (abgs), and electrolyte studies -- Prenatal diagnosis and tests of fetal well-being -- Special diagnostic, special specimen collection, and postmortem studies. -- App. A. Standard precautions for prevention and control of infection -- App. B. Guidelines for specimen transport and storage -- App. C. Vitamins in human nutrition -- App. D. Minerals in human nutrition -- App. E. Effects of drugs on laboratory tests (blood, "whole" plasma, serum, stool, and urine)