Understanding Laboratory Tests: A Quick Reference, 1st Edition

Author :
Robin Maunder
Date of Publication: 04/2011
In an effort to simplify the complex world of laboratory testing and diagnosis, this easy-to-use guidebook was developed by an experienced educator in response to student demand. Using clear, easy-to-understand terminology, this everyday reference co ...view more
In an effort to simplify the complex world of laboratory testing and diagnosis, this easy-to-use guidebook was developed by an experienced educator in response to student demand. Using clear, easy-to-understand terminology, this everyday reference covers common lab tests and testing methods. Causes of conditions, signs and symptoms, lab findings, normal values and ranges, and interpretation of results are also addressed. This resource covers the need-to-know aspects of lab tests and diagnoses with a student-friendly approach, a focus on key content, and outstanding visual tools to help engage the student in the subject matter. "Did You Know" boxes provide additional key facts as quick references throughout the book! Every health care student and professional needs this unique pocket-sized reference.
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Every health care student and professional needs this unique pocket-sized reference. In an effort to simplify the complex world of laboratory testing and diagnosis, this easy-to-use guidebook was developed by an experienced educator in response to student demand. Using clear, easy-to-understand terminology, this everyday reference covers common lab tests and testing methods. Causes of conditions, signs and symptoms, lab findings, normal values and ranges, and interpretation of results are also addressed. This resource covers the need-to-know aspects of lab tests and diagnoses with a student-friendly approach, a focus on key content, and outstanding visual tools to help engage the student in the subject matter. "Did You Know" boxes provide additional key facts as quick references throughout the book!

Key Features
  • Student-friendly design: presents core content in an easy-to-understand approach
  • Focus on key basic content
  • Outstanding pedagogical tools: including boxes, tables, photos, illustrations, figures, learning outcomes and key terms help engage the student in the subject matter
  • "Did You Know" boxes: Providing additional key facts for quick reference throughout the book

Author Information
By Robin Maunder, MLT, Laboratory Science Technologist/Instructor and Clinic Laboratory Manager, Division of Clinical Education, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College