Mosby's Canadian Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests

Mosby's Canadian Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests

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The very first resource of its kind, written exclusively for Canada, Mosbya€™s Canadian Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests provides clear, concise coverage of more than 700 of the most commonly performed tests, with Canadian lab values, SI units, Canadian cultural considerations, and more unique Canadian content. Its many user-friendly features include an easy-to-understand writing style, full-colour illustrations, and a logical organization. Each test entry is presented in a consistent format to provide quick access to information on specimen collection, normal findings, indications, test explanation, procedure and patient care, and test results and clinical significance, as well as any applicable contraindications, potential complications, interfering factors, and related tests. UNIQUE! Test Results and Clinical Significance sections explain pathophysiology and how test results may indicate certain disease processes. Critical values are emphasized to alert you to situations requiring immediate intervention. UNIQUE! Related Tests sections list tests that provide similar information or are used to evaluate the same body system, disease process, or symptom. UNIQUE! SI units in the Normal Findings section of appropriate tests offer quick and easy reference (conventional units also included). UNIQUE! Cultural Considerations boxes highlight important aspects of working with people from the diverse cultural and racial backgrounds of the Canadian population, such as First Nations communities. Includes Canadian generic and trade drug names to comply with Health Canada and the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS). Addresses Canadian privacy laws and legislation (including PHIPA and PIPEDA), the Canadian Labour Code, and policies for DNA collection, reporting of infections such as Chlamydia, and much more. Provides information on Canadian test-tube colouring classifications and guidelines for the correct order and process of collecting blood samples in Canada. Follows Canadian standard precautions and procedures such as those set forth by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, as well as Canadian screening protocols such as those set out in the Canadian Cancer Society Screening Guidelines. Canadian statistics are provided for topics such as STDs and C. difficile. New full-colour photographs and enhanced illustrations clarify key concepts and reflect the latest procedures, equipment, and techniques. Completely updated content covers 30 new tests, including ductoscopy, thyroglobulin, lactoferrin, and human papillomavirus.Test. Explanation. The febrile and cold agglutinins are antibodies that cause redblood cells (RBCs) to aggregate at high or low temperatures, respectively. They are believed to be a result of infection byorganismswith antigenic groups similar toanbsp;...

Title:Mosby's Canadian Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests
Author:Kathleen Deska Pagana, Timothy J. Pagana, Sandra MacDonald
Publisher:Elsevier Health Sciences - 2012-09-14


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