Mary Lee, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Staff (Contribution by)
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Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data, Fifth Edition, 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.
The fifth edition offers outstanding benefits, such as:
What makes this book so unique is that unlike many classic textbooks on clinical laboratory tests, the focus is on clinical interpretation of laboratory test results as they apply to individual patients. By using this trusted reference, pharmacists and pharmacy students will be more effective in evaluating patients for needed pharmacotherapy, monitoring patient therapy, and reducing costs through more effective, focused pharmacotherapy.