Ideal for instruction in nursing, health information, medical assistin g, medical transcription or health unit coordinator programs, this boo k contains numerous end-of-chapter exercises and case studies to chall enge the learner. The most commonly ordered tests are covered, complet e with an accurate description of the name and type of test, how the t est is performed, indications and contraindications for the test, and most importantly the purpose or diagnostic significance of the test. W hen appropriate, tests are linked to diagnoses or problems. Many lab b ooks on the market are geared solely for the nurse or technician who m ust perform the test whereas this book is an excellent resource for an y allied health professional who needs a basic understanding of common ly ordered laboratory and diagnostic tests.
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