Clinical Laboratory Medicine

Author: Kenneth D. McClatchey
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780683307511
Category: Medical
Page: 1693
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This thoroughly updated Second Edition of Clinical Laboratory Medicine provides the most complete, current, and clinically oriented information in the field. The text features over 70 chapters--seven new to this edition, including medical laboratory ethics, point-of-care testing, bone marrow transplantation, and specimen testing--providing comprehensive coverage of contemporary laboratory medicine. Sections on molecular diagnostics, cytogenetics, and laboratory management plus the emphasis on interpretation and clinical significance of laboratory tests (why a test or series of tests is being done and what the results mean for the patient) make this a valuable resource for practicing pathologists, residents, fellows, and laboratorians. Includes over 800 illustrations, 353 in full color and 270 new to this edition. Includes a Self-Assessment and Review book.

Laboratory Medicine Diagnosis of Disease in Clinical Laboratory 2/E

Author: Michael Laposata
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071805559
Category: Medical
Page: 528
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A complete full-color guide to medical test selection and test result interpretation Laboratory Medicine is an essential text for medical students and residents studying clinical pathology, medical technology students, and for practitioners working in a clinical setting. By selecting the appropriate tests and interpreting the results correctly, physicians using this book should be able to optimize patient outcomes and reduce the cost of achieving a diagnosis. This full-color guide features an easy-to-follow, consistent presentation for each disease discussed. Chapters begin with a brief description of the disorder followed by a discussion that includes tables detailing the laboratory evaluation of specific disorders, and coverage of diagnosis, baseline tests to exclude diagnostic possibilities, and clinical indications that warrant further screening and special testing. Features Updated to reflect the most current information 46 laboratory methods presented in easy-to-understand illustrations which include information on the expense and complexity of the assays More than 200 tables and full-color algorithms encapsulate important information and facilitate understanding Full-color blood-smear micrographs demonstrate common abnormal morphologies of red blood cells Valuable learning aids in each chapter, including learning objectives, chapter outlines, and a general introduction Extensive table of Clinical Laboratory Reference Values showing the conversions between US and SI units for each value Coverage of genetic test options that are now commonly used in clinical practice

Laboratory Medicine in Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

Author: Sandra A. Jacobson
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1585629723
Category: Medical
Page: 725
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Laboratory medicine is a complex and changing field, and for the busy clinician, it is difficult to maintain an adequate working knowledge of current concepts and practices in this area -- although this information is essential to excellent patient care. If you as a psychiatrist or behavioral health clinician have found yourself wondering what tests need to be performed before a new medication is initiated, what monitoring is required, or what an out-of-range laboratory value means in the behavioral medicine population, then this book is for you. If you need to remember how to diagnose SIADH or antiphospholipid syndrome or pellagra, or any other behavioral health condition diagnosed wholly or partly by lab testing, then this book is for you. Laboratory Medicine in Psychiatry and Behavioral Science is the only current book of its kind on the market and the only place where psychiatrists and behavioral health clinicians can find content that is directly related to their work. The author's extensive experience in clinical psychiatry and neuropsychiatry informs not only the choice of tests, but also the rationale for their use. Among other notable features, the book: Includes information on 168 different laboratory tests and 124 diseases and conditions Includes a section on laboratory tests pertinent to psychotropic drug initiation and monitoring Includes an appendix with useful algorithms such as "Ten Rules for a Normal ECG" and "Medical Evaluation for ECT." Provides information on what patients can expect and how to prepare for specific lab tests (e.g., the need to fast or to refrain from certain drugs or foods) so that clinicians can inform patients fully in advance of testing Covers current standards of care in monitoring metabolic syndrome and other adverse effects and complications that can arise in psychiatric and behavioral medicine patients Pays careful attention to ease of access, with standard formatting for each section, and with extensive indexing Laboratory Medicine in Psychiatry and Behavioral Science is an indispensible compendium of valuable information on laboratory tests and diseases, and is a reference that clinicians will find themselves consulting frequently.

Management in Laboratory Medicine

Author: John R. Snyder,David S. Wilkinson
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Category: Medical
Page: 583
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Textbook on organizational theory and practice as applied to clinical laboratory management.

Accurate Results in the Clinical Laboratory

A Guide to Error Detection and Correction
Author: Amitava Dasgupta,Jorge L. Sepulveda
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0124158587
Category: Science
Page: 382
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This practical, easy-to-use guide, named to Doody’s Core Titles 2013, addresses interference issues in all laboratory tests, including patient epigenetics, process of specimen collection, enzymes, biomarkers. Clinicians and laboratory scientists can therefore rely on one reference which speaks to both their needs of accurate specimen analysis and optimal patient care. Erroneous hospital and pathology laboratory results can be confusing and problematic, especially in acute care situations. While some factors creating interference, can be identified in the laboratory, detecting many others is often dependent on clinical details unavailable to the laboratory scientists or pathologists. Therefore, clinicians must become proficient in identifying such erroneous reports, and working with pathologists and laboratory scientists so that they can understand the source of such interferences, correct the results, and then decide what course of action must be followed for proper patient management. Named to Doody’s Core Titles 2013, a collection development tool for health sciences libraries of all sizes, by Doody Enterprises Practical information for both clinicians and laboratory scientists, presented in the form of tables and charts for easy reference Focus on range and sources of interferences rather than details of toxicologic mechanisms which are well covered in toxicology textbooks Covers interferences across endocrine, oncology, hematology, immunohistochemistry, immunology, serology, microbiology, and molecular testing

Ferri's Best Test

A Practical Guide to Laboratory Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging
Author: Fred F. Ferri
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455745987
Category: Medical
Page: 432
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For nearly 25 years, Ferri's concise, pocket-sized resources have served as the go-to medical reference books among students, residents, and other medical professionals. Ferri’s Best Test continues that trend, providing fast, effective, and efficient guidance and helping you review the most important laboratory and imaging testing information, with an added focus on cost-effective decision making. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Quickly access important information with concise, well-organized guidance to the most common lab tests and diagnostic imaging modalities. Simplify your decision-making process through analysis that describes the most common imaging studies for each organ system, reviewing their indications, advantages, disadvantages, and approximate costs. Confidently address problematic situations with background data that examines over 384 laboratory tests, describing the normal range of results in adult patients, typical abnormalities (positive tests, increased or decreased values), and the likeliest causes. Select the best test for diagnosing more than 200 common diseases and disorders. Keep important information at your fingertips with this portable, pocket-sized format that allows for convenient consultation anytime, anywhere. Apply the latest knowledge and techniques with thoroughly updated content. Expand your understanding of the testing process with the help of new algorithms and additional images. Take advantage of a practical, easily accessible format that is organized by clinical laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and diagnostic algorithms for expedited reference and test ordering. Access over 300 laboratory tests and their approximate cost; review new modalities, such as magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS); and see diagnostic algorithms of the most common diseases and disorders.

Clinical Laboratory Medicine for Mental Health Professionals

Author: Sandra A. Jacobson, M.D.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1615370846
Category: Medical
Page: 370
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Abridgement of Laboratory medicine in psychiatry and behavioral science / by Sandra A. Jacobson. 1 st ed. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Pub., c2012.

Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine

An Introduction
Author: Karen Hrapkiewicz,Lesley Colby,Patricia Denison
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111834510X
Category: Medical
Page: 448
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Written for practicing veterinarians, veterinary students, veterinary technicians, and research scientists, this book "offers a user-friendly guide to the unique anatomy and physiology, care, common diseases, and treatment of small mammals and nonhuman primates."--Publisher.

A Concise Review of Clinical Laboratory Science

Author: Joel Hubbard
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1451159706
Category: Medical
Page: 432
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The Second Edition offers a concise review of all areas of clinical lab science, including the standard areas, such as hematology, chemistry, hemostasis, immunohematology, clinical microbiology, parasitology, urinalysis and more, as well as lab management, lab government regulations, and quality assurance. A companion website offers 35 case studies, an image bank of color images, and a quiz bank with 500 questions in certification format.

Clinical Laboratory Management

Author: Lynne S. Garcia
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology Press
ISBN: 1555817270
Category: Medical
Page: 1068
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This totally revised second edition is a comprehensive volume presenting authoritative information on the management challenges facing today’s clinical laboratories. • Provides thorough coverage of management topics such as managerial leadership, personnel, business planning, information management, regulatory management, reimbursement, generation of revenue, and more. • Includes valuable administrative resources, including checklists, worksheets, forms, and online resources. • Serves as an essential resource for all clinical laboratories, from the physician’s office to hospital clinical labs to the largest commercial reference laboratories, providing practical information in the fields of medicine and healthcare, clinical pathology, and clinical laboratory management, for practitioners, managers, and individuals training to enter these fields.

Laboratory Medicine

Clinical Pathology in the Practice of Medicine
Author: Michael Laposata
Publisher: Amer Society of Clinical
ISBN: 9780891894414
Category: Medical
Page: 569
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Biologic Rhythms in Clinical and Laboratory Medicine

Author: Yvan Touitou,Erhard Haus
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642787347
Category: Medical
Page: 730
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Everyone has heard of nature's "biological clocks", the phenomenon of periodic activity in plants, animals and humans. But what does chronobiology have to do with modern medicine? This book presents in a concise but comprehensive fashion the basic principles of chronobiology and their application to clinical medicine. The chapters are written by specialists in the field; they summarize the physiology, pathophysiology and pathology of the human time structure and outline the application of chronobiologic principles and techniques for diagnosis and treatment.

Clinical laboratory instrumentation and automation

principles, applications, and selection
Author: Kory M. Ward,Craig A. Lehmann,Alan M. Leiken
Publisher: W B Saunders Co
ISBN: 9780721642185
Category: Medical
Page: 599
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Contains the core chapters stressing basic theory and application and also examines trouble shooting, specimen processing, and quality assurance. It addresses the economic topics of efficiency and cost. It covers all of these varied topics: analytical theories and applications; the use of lab computers; basic electronics; instrument reliability; the small lab/physician's office laboratory; and more.

Pediatric Laboratory Medicine

Author: Patricia M. Jones,Dennis J. Dietzen,Shannon Haymond,Michael J. Bennett
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071839275
Category: Medical
Page: 544
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A complete full-color guide to medical laboratory test selection and test result interpretation for disorders and diagnoses specific to pediatric and neonatal populations Laboratory medicine practiced at a pediatric institution has unique characteristics specific to infants and children, who differ both metabolically and biochemically from adults. Many aspects of laboratory medicine are affected by these differences, from basic, day-to-day operational issues through test selection for pediatric-specific disorders. However, most references in laboratory medicine merely touch upon pediatrics – and offer little if any coverage of variations in testing and results for different age groups, or the many diseases and disorders most common in infants and children. Pediatric Laboratory Medicine is specifically written to fill this critical void in the literature. Now, for the first time, all important reference material concerning pediatric laboratory medicine is available in one convenient, up-to-date resource. Pediatric Laboratory Medicine teaches the effective operation of a pediatric clinical operation, and also provides guidelines for teaching trainees. This unique text delivers the how-to instruction necessary to ensure proper handling and testing of pediatric specimens to ensure accurate diagnosis. Valuable learning aids include learning objectives, end-of-chapter review questions, and references for further study. Written by experienced clinicians, the book’s seventeen chapters cover virtually every important topic – from daily issues in the practice of pediatric laboratory medicine to common tests and considerations to inborn errors of metabolism and therapeutic drug monitoring. Enhanced by numerous tables and high-quality full-color images, this authoritative resource delivers everything necessary for effective pediatric laboratory medicine training and practice.

Clinical Investigation and Statistics in Laboratory Medicine

Author: Richard G. Jones,R. Brian Payne
Publisher: Amer Assn for Clinical Chemistry
ISBN: 9780902429215
Category: Medical
Page: 196
View: 1999

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This text is designed for laboratory workers and clinicians but should also be useful for other healthcare workers. The authors assume that the reader has access to a computer with statistical software for inspection and analysis of data. The book has four main parts. Chapter 1 describes the different kinds of data and statistical analyses that can be applied to them. Topics include how to assess the shape of distributions, how to transform data, when to use parametric and non-parametric tests, and how to check data input and deal with outliers. Chapter 2 deals with the inaccuracy, imprecision, detection limits, analytical goals and other aspects of analytical methods used in laboratory medicine, and explains how to compare both quantitative and qualitative analytical methods.

Clinician's Guide to Laboratory Medicine

Author: Samir P. Desai
Publisher: Md2b
ISBN: 9780972556187
Category: Medical
Page: 255
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Previously available only as part of the Clinician's Guide to Laboratory Medicine package, the new 3rd edition of the Clinician's Guide to Laboratory Medicine: Pocket is now available alone. Inside, find practical approaches to the interpretation of abnormal lab tests. Includes differential diagnoses, step-by-step approaches, and algorithms, all designed to answer your lab test questions in a flash. This concise, organized guide fits easily in a coat pocket, providing you with the tools necessary to tackle even the most challenging lab tests. See why so many consider it a "must-have" book.

Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation

Author: Drew Provan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191079278
Category: Medical
Page: 1008
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With major advances in technology there are thousands of clinical and laboratory tests available, forming a key part of the diagnostic process in the highly complex field of modern medicine. This handbook provides a patient-orientated approach to investigation, with a comprehensive review of specialty-related tests. Written in the Oxford Handbook style, this book features references and up-to-date website links for extra clinical detail. This new edition has been revised to include the most recent developments in investigatory tests, with clear step-by-step instructions and updated illustrations to provide greater clarifying background to the text. Written by an experienced team of active clinicians, this is invaluable for junior doctors as a quick reference, as well as senior medical students preparing for examinations.