Understanding Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests, 1st Edition

  • Marie A. Moisio, MA, RHIA Northern Michigan University (Emerita)
  • Elmer W. Moisio
  • ISBN-10: 0827378548  |  ISBN-13: 9780827378544
  • 432 Pages
  • © 1998 | Published
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Ideal for instruction in nursing, health information, medical assisting, medical transcription or health unit coordinator programs, this book contains numerous end-of-chapter exercises and case studies to challenge the learner. The most commonly ordered tests are covered, complete with an accurate description of the name and type of test, how the test is performed, indications and contraindications for the test, and most importantly the purpose or diagnostic significance of the test. When appropriate, tests are linked to diagnoses or problems. Many lab books on the market are geared solely for the nurse or technician who must perform the test whereas this book is an excellent resource for any allied health professional who needs a basic understanding of commonly ordered laboratory and diagnostic tests

Features and Benefits

  • written to educate a variety of allied health professions
  • contains numerous learning aids, such as exercises, case studies, tables and illustrations
  • combines expertise of individuals with nursing, health information management, and teaching experience
  • contains realistic report samples, documentation that health professionals will actually see in practice

Table of Contents

LABORATORY TESTS: Blood Cell Tests. Blood Chemistry Tests(Part I).Blood Chemistry Tests(Part II).Tests of Coagulation and Hemostasis. Infectious Disease and Immunodiagnostic Blood Tests. Urine and Fecal Studies. Culture and Sensitivity Tests. Amniotic Fluid and Cerebrospinal Fluid Tests. Other Body Fluid Tests. DIAGNOSTIC TESTS: Radiology Studies. Nuclear Medicine Studies. Endoscopy Studies. Ultrasound Procedures. Special Organ Studies. APPENDIX A. APPENDIX B. APPENDIX. GLOSSARY. REFERENCES. INDEX.


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Marie A. Moisio, MA, RHIA

Marie A. Moisio, M.A., RHIA, has 25 years of experience in health information management. In addition to teaching medical billing, medical coding and health information processing for more than 15 years, she served as director of health information departments in a 400-bed regional medical center and a 450-bed regional psychiatric treatment facility. Her professional experience also includes service as a consultant for several long-term care facilities and physician offices as well as positions in health information management, compliance, coding practices, insurance claim auditing and patient record documentation. Moisio has taught numerous workshops covering legal aspects of health information management and documentation. She is also the author of A GUIDE TO HEALTH INSURANCE BILLING and UNDERSTANDING LABORATORY & DIAGNOSTIC TESTS.