Excellent book A comprehensive easy explanation of bloods for those working in primary care The purpose of this book is to help nurses, midwives and health professionals to better understand how the work of clinical laboratories contributes to patient care It answers the following questions Why is this test being ordered on my patient What sort of sample is required How is that sample obtained And most importantly What is the significance of the test result for my patient Retaining its accessible and user friendly style, the aim of this book remains the same to provide nurses with as much relevant information as possible about the most commonly requested laboratory rests This is not a book about laboratory technique its focus is on the clinical significance of test results, and therefore the patient The third edition is comprehensive in terms of the number of tests discussed, incorporates colour to aid the accessibility, and includes paediatric content Good and very informative Easy to read and not to complex or complicated Good for during or after studying to maintain or add knowledge A super book which explains the science behind the test, lists current national guidelines illustrates each test with case studies helpfully giving the suggested answers to the case studies on the same page I wish I d had this book when I was a student. really handy book to have some of the biochemistry values are missing but it s a really good book, clearly explained The delivery was the fastest ever I ordered it in the afternoon and the day after was in my home Excellent reference for Diagnostic and Decision Making Masters Module. Really useful book for my Master module regarding diagnostics Appears well written and organised Very helpful addition to my nursing library.