Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data

Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data
6th Ed.
2017 © American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc.
Mary Lee, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP
ISBN-13: 978-1-58528-548-8
Laboratory & Diagnosis, Allied Health, Basic Sciences, Pharmacy/Pharmacology


Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data continues to be the most popular teaching text on laboratory data for pharmacy students as well as the go-to reference for pharmacists in therapeutic practice. Now in its sixth edition, Basic Skills has been expanded and updated to cover new drugs, research, and therapeutic approaches.

Edited by Mary Lee, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP, the sixth edition is a comprehensive, in-depth guide to all aspects of lab work that apply to clinical practice. Written by 40 established clinicians and pharmacy faculty members and reviewed by additional experts, it is designed to make all information clear and quickly accessible. Mini cases provide clinical scenarios for using tests and managing patients, and quick view charts throughout offer clear interpretations of lab results.

New to this edition:

  • • A new chapter on point-of-care testing
  • • Significant updates to all chapters
  • • Expanded chapters on Hematology: Blood Coagulation Tests and Liver and Gastroenterology Tests
  • • At least one new case and new learning points for almost all chapters
  • • Expanded legends for complicated diagrams and figures to enhance understanding of concepts
  • • 23 chapters are now divided into three sections: Basic Concepts and Test Interpretations, System Disorders and Diagnostic Tests, and Tests for Special Populations.

Complex but critical skills are required for clinical pharmacists to effectively use lab data in screening for or diagnosing diseases and in monitoring the safety and effectiveness of treatment. As the only book of its kind specifically written for pharmacists by pharmacists, Basic Skills makes it easier to make accurate and critical decisions based on laboratory data.

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