Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data

Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data

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This edition of Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data, 4th Edition is a case-based learning tool that will enhance your skills in clinical lab test interpretation. It provides fundamentals of interpreting lab test results not only for pharmacy students, but also for practitioners as an aid in assessing patient drug-treatment responses. It is the only text written by and for pharmacists and provides case studies and practical information on patient therapy.Since the publication of the third edition, much has changeda€”in the clinical lab and in the hospital pharmacy. Consequently, the new fourth edition incorporates significant revisions and a wealth of important new information. NEW TO THIS EDITION: Three new chapters including new information on mena€™s health, womena€™s health, and pharmacogenomics and laboratory tests. Mini-cases embedded in each chapter provide therapy-related examples and reinforce important points made in the text. Quickview Charts give an overview of important clinical information including reference ranges and critical values. Learning Points focus on a clinical application of a major concept present in the chapter.The MRO contacts Juan and learns that he was taking acetaminophen and codeine prescribed for pain from suturing of a ... The MRO reviewing this applicanta#39;s case would likely conclude that the test results are not indicative of opioid abuse and the ... If there were concerns about his suitability for employment, Juan may be subjected to an unannounced drug test ... Most adulterants do not affect the GC-MS analysis for drugs in urine, but such a DRUG DETECTION TIME POTENTIAlanbsp;...

Title:Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data
Author:Mary Lee
Publisher:ASHP - 2009-02-26


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