More Details about Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data, 5th Edition

General Information  
Author(s)Mary Lee
PublisherAmerican Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Publish YearJuly 2013


This comprehensive guide provides information about common laboratory tests used to screen or diagnose diseases, monitor the effectiveness and safety of treatment, and disease severity. It enables pharmacy students and practitioners to improve their lab test interpretation skills and deliver safer and more effective care to their patients. Each chapter contains learning objectives, case studies, bibliographies and charts that summarize the causes of high and low test results. The fifth edition offers outstanding benefits, such as: Three new chapters including new information on men's health, women'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.