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Laboratory Medicine: A Scientific and Managerial Infobase, Version 5.1 - CD

Laboratory Medicine: A Scientific and Managerial Infobase
  • Copyright: 1999
  • ISBN:

Price: $99.00

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This infobase should meet the management needs of an entire laboratory medicine department.This product builds on previous editions of the Laboratory Methods Infobase to include even more topics, text, and figures.

Included in Version 5.1:

  • Enlarged Methods section
  • Expanded Interpretation section has been hyperlinked to appropriate methods
  • 117 management forms in English and Spanish
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader is on-board for increase ease of formatting and modifying any one of the 117 management forms
  • Audio files of glossary terms for accurate pronunciation
  • Runs on Windows 98

The manual describes some 200 clinical chemistry and toxicology tests in complete detail, using the same format as the reference text Methods in Clinical Chemistry. It also contains a complete discussion of Urinalysis, with at least 60 color pictures. The Hematology section includes a complete discussion of the most common automated hematology laboratory tests. The Cytopathology section describes the most common tests for this discipline including specimen collection techniques, preparation of the sample and staining techniques. The Reference Guide to Laboratory Tests provides a brief description of the 1000 most common tests including specimen required, estimate of turnaround time, and interpretation. This is supplemented by hyperlinks to the more extensive information in the Laboratory Methods section of the infobase. A section on phlebotomy and specimen collection provides a detailed description of these procedures for chemistry, hematology, immunology, microbiology, toxicology, and virology analysis. A toxicology database describes the structure and toxic characteristics of the 500 most toxic compounds encountered by a hospital.

What can be done with the infobase:

  • Annotate and modify any portion of the entire infobase, including ANY of the method procedures or forms, to conform to the exact needs of your laboratory and institution.   Multiple users can make their own notes directly on the infobase and save them as personal shadow files.
  • Sort and print modified forms.
  • Instantly access all parts of the infobase via hypertext links.
  • Rapidly retrieve specific information from the infobase using the sophisticated FolioViews? search engine.


Pesce Kaplan Publishers' CD ROM products use the highly-acclaimed FolioViews search engine, which runs on Microsoft Windows 95 or higher operating system. All the software necessary to run the infobase itself is included on the CD ROM.


  • Pentium or higher CPU
  • WIndows 95  or higher operating system
  • 4MB RAM, 8 MB preferred
  • VGA video, SVGA preferred
  • Double-speed or faster CD ROM drive
  • Hard disk with minimum of 1MB available space
  • Mouse
  • Windows True Type compatible printer, preferably a laser printer