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Davis’s Comprehensive Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests 8th Edition, ISBN-13: 978-0803674950




  • Format: PDF
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis Company; 8th edition (March 1, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • 1804 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0803674953
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803674950




  • “Potential Nursing Problems” tables within many studies that present problems, signs and symptoms, and interventions related to the study


  • ‘Common Use’ for each monograph to provide an at-a-glance description of what the test is for, presented in everyday language that patients will understand


  • Monographs that focus on what you need to do before, during, and after each laboratory and diagnostic test, including:
      • Patient Teaching
      • Detailed coverage of patient safety
      • “Sensitivity to Social and Cultural Issues” and “Nutritional Considerations,” where appropriate


  • Diagnostic imaging monographs with explanations of the reasons for the test result


  • Pathophysiology information that explains why a lab test result is increased or decreased


  • Reference Ranges that are expressed in both conventional and SI units (with the SI unit conversion factor) and include age- and gender-specific variations when indicated and normal variations due to cultural considerations


  • Interfering Factors, including food, natural products, timing of test, handling of specimen, underlying patient conditions, and drugs that may interfere with the results of the test


  • Unique coverage of laboratory and diagnostic tests for subspecialties, such as maternity, therapeutic drug monitoring, nutrition and sensory


  • Cross referencing of related lab and diagnostic tests in every monograph


  • “Body System” appendix that includes therapeutic drug monitoring and toxicology as well as nutrition-related lab tests



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