Drugs and Laboratory Parameters
Even if clinical and laboratory parameters can be considered as predictors for ADRs, the possibility of a drug-related variation of blood tests is seldom taken into consideration. This easy-to-read book will help physicians in the routine interpretation of laboratory results, drawing their attention to the possibility that abnormal laboratory results may be drug related. The book describes the most common variations (increase/decrease) of blood parameters that can be caused by drug intake. Functions of each blood parameter are schematically reported, together with its standard blood concentration and a list of the most common diseases for whose diagnosis that test is performed. Active principles that can cause an increase or a decrease of that parameter are then listed."