Table of Contents

Definitions and concepts / Karen J. Tietze.
Introduction to common laboratory assays and technology / Nicholas M. Moore.
Primer on drug interferences with test results / Mary Lee.
Point-of-care testing / Paul Gubbins, Heather Lyons-Burney.
Substance abuse and toxicological tests / Peter A. Chyka.
Interpretation of serum drug concentrations / Jacklyn Boyle, Janis J. Mackichan, and Riane J. Ghamrawi.
Pharmacogenomics and molecular testing / Amber L. Beitelshees and Rosane Charlab.
The heart : laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures / Wafa Y. Dahdal and Samir Y. Dahdal.
Lipid disorders / Jill S. Borchert and Kathy E. Komperda.
Endocrine disorders / Eva M. Vivian.
The kidneys / Dominick P. Trombetta.
Electrolytes, other minerals, and trace elements / Lingtak-Neander Chan.
Arterial blood gases and acid-base balance / Jeffrey Barletta.
Pulmonary function and related tests / Lori A. Wilken and Min J. Joo.
Liver and gastroenterology tests / Paul Farkas, Joanna Sampson, Barry Slitzky, Jason M. Altman, Jamie Jenson, and Brian Altman.
Hematology : red and white blood cell tests / Paul R. Hutson.
Hematology : blood coagulation tests / Lea E. Dela Peäna.
Infectious diseases / Sharon M. Erdman, Rodrigo M. Burgos, and Keith A. Rodvold.
Rheumatologic diseases / Terry L. Schwinghammer and Susan Bruce.
Cancers and tumor markers / Patrick J. Medina and Sarah Hopps.
Interpreting pediatric laboratory data / Donna M. Kraus.
Women's health / Candace S. Brown, Candi Bachour.
Men's health / Mary Lee and Roohollah Sharifi. 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. Minicases provide clinical scenarios for using tests and managing patients, and quickview charts throughout offer clear interpretations of lab results.New to this edition:A new chapter on point-of-care testingNew materials on male infertility workupsData on pharmacogenomics testing for neuropsychiatric drugsAt least one new case and new learning points for almost all chaptersNew discussions in many chapters, including for C-reactive protein, antiglycan antibody and lactoferrin, antithroglobulin antibody, and cryoglobulin, and more.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 palce it easier to make accurate and critical decisions based on laboratory data.Preface The last four editions of Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data have been made possible by the dedicated chapter authors, reviewers, and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists publication division. It has been my honor to serve as the editor and to work with this team. For this sixth edition, approximately 90% of the lead authors have served in this capacity for the earlier editions of Basic Skills. However, Paul O. Gubbins, PharmD and Heather Lyons-Burney, Pharm.D. joined as the lead authors of a new chapter on Point-of-Care Testing, and Nicholas Moore, MS, MLS (ASCP) updated the chapter on Laboratory Assays and Technology. All of the lead authors are established clinicians and/or experienced faculty at colleges of pharmacy; none are residents or pharmacy students. We think that this enhances the quality of the chapter content. A whole new group of reviewers have joined this project; many of them are board-certified or established experts in their field. Their knowledge in their specialty areas of practice and their scrutiny of the chapter content has helped ensure that each chapter is up-to-date and that the content is relevant to clinical practice. As you use this book, you will find that the sixth edition includes updated chapter content with references; almost all of the chapters have at least one new case (and sometimes more) and at least one new learning point. The glossary in the back of the book and the list of abbreviations in the front are expanded to enhance the convenience of using this book for the readers. A sampling of some significant and notable new content include the following:Hematology—Blood Coagulation Tests: expanded sections on laboratory tests to monitor direct thrombin inhibitors, direct oral anticoagulants, and low molecular weight heparin.Hematology—Red and White Blood Cell Tests: discussion of cell types, associated cluster of differentiation epitopes or targets, and FDA-approved targeted therapies.Infectious Diseases