A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

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Now in its Eighth Edition, this leading comprehensive manual helps nurses deliver safe, effective, and informed care for patients undergoing diagnostic tests and procedures. The book covers a broad range of laboratory and diagnostic tests and studies that are delivered to varied patient populations in varied settings. Tests are 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, tips for accurate interpretation, and instructions for patient preparation and aftercare. Clinical Alerts highlight critical safety information.TABLE 6.13, continued Drug Therapeutic Level Toxic Level Trazodone (Desyrel) Trough: 0.5a€“2.5 pig/mL Potentially toxic:=2.5 pig/mL (SI:2a€“10 pmol/L) (agt;10.0 pmol/L) Toxic:*4 pug/mL (agt;8 umol/L) Walproic acid 50a€“120 pug/mL (350a€“840anbsp;...

Title:A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests
Author:Frances Talaska Fischbach, Marshall Barnett Dunning
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2009


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