pt. I. Laboratory tests : Using laboratory data ; Hematology tests Routine urinalysis and other urine tests ; Renal function tests ; Four commonly measured electrolytes ; Arterial blood gases and related tests ; Three less commonly measured electrolytes and vitamin D ; Tests to measure the metabolism of glucose and other sugars ; Tests to measure lipid metabolism and other cardiac risk factors ; Tests related to serum protein levels, tumor markers, and cancer genomics ; Tests to measure the metabolism of bilirubin ; Tests to measure enzymes and cardiac markers ; Coagulation tests and tests to detect occult blood ; Serologic tests: immunohematology microbiology and immunology ; Endocrine tests ; Culture and sensitivity tests and rapid tests for infections ; Therapeutic drug monitoring and toxicology screens ; Tests performed in pregnancy, the newborn period, and for genetic screening -- pt. II. Case studies : Practice interpretation of laboratory data -- pt. III. Diagnostic procedures : Diagnostic radiologic tests ; Body scans: CT, DXA, MRI, PET, and SPECT ; Nuclear scans: diagnostic tests with radionuclides or radioisotopes ; Diagnostic ultrasonography ; Common noninvasive diagnostic tests ; Common invasive tests ; Stress tests, cardiac catherizations, electrophysiologic studies, and syncope tests ; Endoscopic procedures ; Diagnostic procedures related to childbearing years -- Appendixes : A. Reference values for newborns and children compared with adult values ; B. Possible alterations in reference values for the aged ; C. Altered reference values for common laboratory tests in normal pregnancies ; D. Units of measure ; E. SI conversion factors ; F. Diagrams of laboratory results. This book is for undergraduate medical surgical nursing, and lab and diagnosis. Written by a highly respected author in the lab and diagnostic test field, this text/reference explains in detail the clinical significance of tests and diagnostic procedures. Its comprehensive coverage is augmented by a strong emphasis on nursing care as applied to lab and diagnostic tests, and on the relationship between nursing diagnoses and nursing care. Both scholarly and practical, it is ideal for use in both classroom and clinical settings. Each chapter is organized as an independent study unit complete with objectives, an organizing theme with background information (called an expository organizer), and test questions. - Publisher.