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Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data, Fifth Edition, is the classic and most popular pharmacy laboratory text because it is the only reference on this subject written by pharmacists, for pharmacists. Students find this guide a clear and useful introduction to the fundamentals of interpreting laboratory test results. The book enhances the skills pharmacists need by providing essential information on common laboratory tests used to screen for or diagnose diseases and monitor the effectiveness and safety of treatment and disease severity.
Each chapter contains learning objectives, case studies, bibliographies, and charts that summarize the causes of high and low test results.
New for this edition:
- Updated and expanded Quick View tables in each chapter now match those in the popular quick-reference, Interpreting Laboratory Data: A Point-of-Care Guide
- New glossary of acronyms is right up front for a streamlined reference
- Normal value ranges of all tests have been standardized by an expert pathologist
- New and updated cases in each chapter apply your Basic Skills in clinical situations
- Reorganized to highlight the application of concepts by body system, and in special populations
Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data offers features that will help pharmacy students not only understand and engage with the material but also will streamline the transition from classroom to practice setting. After studying with this trusted text, students and pharmacists will more effectively monitor patient therapy, evaluate test results, and improve outcomes through optimal and focused pharmacotherapy.