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Mosby’s Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference

Mosby’s Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference



  • Kathleen Deska Pagana 
  • Timothy J. Pagana 


  • Paperback: 1031 pages
  • Publisher: C.V. Mosby; 6th edition
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0323020496
  • ISBN-13: 978-0323020497
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 4.3 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds



Book Description

The best selling reference for laboratory and diagnostic testing! This widely acclaimed resource features an easy-to-use format and proven, reliable content. Each detailed test entry includes normal findings, test explanation, pre-, intra- and post-procedure care, as well as abnormal findings. All the laboratory and diagnostic information you need, along with useful illustrations, make this a vital resource for you. –This text refers to the Paperback edition. 

Book Info

Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA. Brandon/Hill Nursing List selection (#147). Pocket-sized handbook provides an A-Z presentation and includes a two-color design, special notes section, cross references, waterproof cover, each entry starts on a new page, and a new icon for patient teaching. Previous edition: c2001. Softcover. 

About the Author(s)

Kathleen Deska Pagana, PhD, RN, Professor Emeritus, Department of Nursing, Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania; President, Pagana Seminars and Presentations, Williamsport, Pennsylvania; and Timothy J. Pagana, MD, FACS, Medical Director, The Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center and The SurgiCenter, Susquehanna Health System, Williamsport, Pennsylvania –This text refers to the Paperback edition.  



A MUST own!, April 5, 2000

I’m a 6th year medical student and I was looking for a book that could give me a quick, easy, yet complete method of evaluating laboratory exams right on the spot. With this book I got that and much, much more. Right from the book’s size and weight to the complete and easy to read information, this book is done just right (it even comes with a waterproof cover to prevent the book from being easily damaged). It includes basic stuff like blood test and urinalysis to more advanced stuff including arthroscopy and mediastinoscopy. The book has it all. For each entry you get: type of test, normal findings (includes values), test explanation and related physiology, interfering factors, procedure and patient care, abnormal findings (lists the diseases that must be suspected); and in the cases that apply gives contraindications, and home care considerations. It has your basic index, plus a list of tests by type (eg. urine tests) and another list of tests by body system (eg. nervous system). All in all, the decision is a no-brainer, this book is a MUST for any medical student or physician. A 5-star rating is an understatement. Highly recommended!