Lab Values: Everything You Need to Know about Laboratory Medicine and its Importance in the Diagnosis of Diseases

Let’s be very clear about this, the best way to start studying a new topic is to learn the basic fundamentals first before you dive into the details. That way, you will not get overwhelmed because you will understand the bigger picture first. The problem with many medical books is that they are overly detailed and therefore bad in painting the bigger picture. Our Lab Values book solves this problem by making you learn the basic fundamentals first before you dive into the details with other, more detailed, medical books.

This book serves two purposes; It’s a great introduction for those that want a simple overview, and it’s also great for students looking for a quick recap that covers the most important information. How do you best prepare for an exam? If you don’t have the time, you just recap the fundamentals.

To test your knowledge, we have included multiple choice questions after each chapter. The answers to these questions can be found at the very end.

Let’s face it, the skill of being able to interpret laboratory investigations and to understand the science behind it is extremely important in the field of medicine.

It is said that approximately 60-70% of decision making in medicine is done based on the results of laboratory tests. Laboratory values essentially provide data in an objective form that relates to the patient’s health. They can aid in early diagnosis of diseases that have not yet had clinical manifestations, thereby leading to more effective management of such conditions. They can also aid in monitoring the progress of various diseases so that treatment can be modified accordingly.
Insufficient understanding of laboratory tests in a clinical setting can lead to misinterpretation of results, which will jeopardize patient safety.

With this book you will:

..Get an in-depth understanding of how the physiology of our bodies work
..Be able to objectively measure your patient’s health
..Use your new skills every single day at work