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Understanding laboratory investigations : a guide for nurses, midwives, and healthcare professionals

Author: Chris Higgins, (Medical scientist)
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Retaining its accessible and user-friendly style, the aim of this book remains the same: to provide nurses with as much relevant information as possible about the most commonly requested laboratory  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Higgins, Chris, FIBMS.
Understanding laboratory investigations.
Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley-Blackwell, 2013
(DLC) 2012031335
(OCoLC)806291807
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Higgins, (Medical scientist)
ISBN: 9781118480137 1118480139 9781299158832 1299158838
OCLC Number: 827307456
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction to clinical laboratories --
Some principles of laboratory testing --
Blood glucose and HBA1C --
Plasma/serum sodium and potassium --
Plasma/serum urea and creatinine : and eGFR --
Plasma/serum calcium and phosphate --
Arterial blood gases --
Plasma/serum cholesterol and triglycerides --
Cardiac markers : troponin, CK(MB) and BNP --
Tests of thyroid function : T4, T3, and TSH --
Liver function tests : alanine transferase (ALT), gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT), alkaline phosphatase (AP), bilirubin and albumin --
Serum/plasma amylase --
Drug overdose : paracetamol and salicylate --
Therapeutic drug monitoring : lithium, digoxin, and theophylline --
Full blood count 1 : red blood cell count : haemoglobin and red cell indices --
Full blood count 2 : white cell count and differential --
Tests of haemostasis : platelet count, prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time, thrombin time, and D-dimer --
Laboratory investigation of anaemia : serum iron, total iron binding capacity, serum ferritin, serum B12, and folate --
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and serum CRP --
Blood group, antibody screen, and crossmatch --
Urine microscopy, culture, and sensitivity --
Blood culture --
Newborn screening blood tests --
Cervical screening test --
Dipstik testing of urine.
Responsibility: Chris Higgins.

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