Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference

Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference

12th edition

Author(s):Kathleen Deska Pagana, PhD, RN, Timothy J. Pagana, MD, FACS and Theresa Noel Pagana, MD, FAAEM

Publisher:Mosby, an imprint of Elsevier Inc.


This best selling resource provides access to vital diagnostic tests and procedures. This latest update is based on the 12th edition with additional features, enhanced functionality and ongoing updates.

In Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference concise test entries are placed alphabetically and reflect the latest in research and diagnostic testing.

Key Features
  • Updated coverage reflects current research relating to accuracy of testing, diagnostic values of results, and patient care associated with each test
  • NEW test entries present the latest tests and procedures with an emphasis on new, more affordable (and thus more common) genetic tests. Some of the new tests are galectin-3, nicotine and metabolites, pepsinogen, and thromboelastography
  • Each test entry begins on a new section, making tests easy to find
  • Includes alternate and abbreviated test names
  • User’s Guide to Test Preparation and Performance provides an overview and guidelines for each type of laboratory test and diagnostic procedure, so you can minimize worry about having to repeat a test due to an error
  • Normal findings for adult (male and female), elderly, and pediatric patients are included where applicable
  • Increased and decreased abnormal findings are highlighted with directional arrows
  • Test explanation and related physiology
  • Patient care sections provide step-by-step instructions for care before, during, and after the test
  • Possible critical values are noted to alert the reader to situations requiring immediate intervention
  • Lists of tests by body system and test type allow the reader to quickly locate related studies
  • A symbol next to drug-related interfering factors highlight the effects of pharmacologic agents on tests
  • Contraindications and complications related to tests
  • 24 Calculators and 2 interactive flowcharts which assist in making clinical decisions
  • Abbreviations for tests are listed at the end and symbols and units of measurement are listed in an appendix

Unique Features

Full color images: This product includes images that help bring the content to life.

Update Policy: Edition-based. New editions are released when the content changes significantly; there is no standard schedule for new editions.


24 Built-in Medical Calculators: Provide instant access from within clinical topics to
  • Absolute Neutrophil Count
  • Anion Gap
  • Conduction Velocity (in Meters per second)
  • Creatinine Clearance
  • Diagnostic Value of Measuring the FT4I
  • Fractional Excretion of Sodium
  • Fudge Factors
  • Functional Residual Capacity (FRC)
  • GFR
  • Inspiratory Capacity (IC)
  • And many more...
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