Lab values and clinical implications

  1. Hi,

    I'm trying to locate a list of lab values and the clinical implications for each.
    I would like to have this list at my finger tips to come with me when I prep for clinicals the night before.

    I'm looking for Possible causes of abnormal findings of increased or decreased values

    example:
    Red blood cell count/Hemoglobin, Hematocrit an increased value is: a sign of dehydration a decreased sign: hemorrhage.

    If anyone has made up charts or has information where I can locate information on labs and their meanings I would greatly appreciate the help.

    I'm also looking for information on diseases and processes of that disease that affects the total body system.

    Thanks
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  3. by   oMerMero
    I have: A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests 6th Edition by Frances Fischbach. It is from 2000, so I am guessing, but don't know for sure, that there is a new edition available now. It is an absolutely wonderful reference book, and I highly recommend it. I used it when I was in school, and I still refer to it every now and then. Well worth the money.
  4. by   Daytonite
    here are websites where you can access much of that information:

    medicine net procedures & tests a to z index http://www.medicinenet.com/procedure...ts/article.htm

    web md index list of tests http://www.webmd.com/a_to_z_guide/medical_tests.htm

    lab tests online http://www.labtestsonline.org/

    buy a good reference book on lab and diagnostic tests if you want something to carry with you to clinicals. i found a nice list on barnes and nobel using the search words "lab and diagnostic tests". you may be able to buy some of these texts to download to a pda.

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