nurse jen. . .i'm assuming you are talking about matching labs with medical diagnoses, not nursing diagnoses. if i am interpreting this incorrectly, please tell me. a few years ago, i purchased a book titled mosby's diagnostic and laboratory test reference
, 4th edition, by kathleen d. pagana and timothy j. pagana. in it is an alphabetic listing of x-rays, ultrasounds, nuclear scans, blood tests, urines tests, sputum tests and microscopic exams of tissues. each test is explained, normal findings listed, indications for the test given, you are told how the test is performed, what diseases it will show, complications of the test or procedure, and any important patient care you need to know related to the test. one of the best features of this book is at the very end of each test listed is a listing of abnormal findings. with the lab tests there will be a list of medical diseases listed under the increased levels and under the decreased levels of the lab results. that, i think is probably the information you are looking for?
i do not know if this book is still in publication. perhaps you might find a copy of it in your school library. you can find some of this information on line, although not as thoroughly presented at some of these websites:
lab tests online http://www.labtestsonline.org/
web md index list of tests http://www.webmd.com/a_to_z_guide/medical_tests.htm
now, if you are talking about linking lab test results with nursing diagnoses--this is quite another issue.