This classic clinical chemistry reference offers encyclopedic coverage of the field that defines analytical criteria for the medical usefulness of laboratory procedures, introduces new approaches for establishing reference ranges, describes variables that affect tests and results, examines modern analytical tools and their impact on laboratory management and costs, and demonstrates the applications of statistical methods.
This book is a practical guidebook in biochemistry, for medical as well as life sciences' students. The book covers reference values, sample collection procedure and detailed protocol to perform experiments.
Considers what happens to the body's chemistry when affected by disease. Covers the relevant basic science and effectively applies this to clinical practice. Includes discussion on diagnostic techniques and patient management and makes regular use of case histories to emphasise clinical relevance, summarise chapter key points and to provide a useful starting point for examination revision.
Uses a clear, reader-friendly writing style. Examines the chemistry of urinalysis, including... Reactions on dip sticks, confirmatory methods, causes of false positives and negatives, different levels of sensitivity in the two major dip stick producers. Organizes reagent strip information with headers that clearly delineate the clinical significance, reactions, and interference. Uses case studies and clinical situations to promote problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
Contains theoretic principles, illustrations, definitions of relevant terminology, procedures for simulated clinical testing, and questions and case studies to evaluate learning. Case studies make topics more relevant and help to explain the "big picture."
Dedicated to advancing the knowledge of immunology and its related disciplines, fostering the interchange of ideas and information among investigators, and addressing the potential integration of immunologic principles into clinical practice.
A comprehensive, yet reader-friendly, resource for all levels of hematology laboratory education, offering a visually engaging design and effective learning features that help students master the content.
More than 500 illustrations, tables, and boxes that help students master difficult concepts, including those not routinely illustrated and highlighted in other texts Coverage of transfusion for transplantation. Full-color, step-by-step photographs illustrating ABO forward and reverse blood grouping. Discussions of the legal and ethical aspects of providing blood collection and transfusion services. Complete coverage of all blood group systems. Information on quality assurance and informational systems in the blood bank.
Covers all topics in transfusion medicine and clinical and laboratory-based coagulation. Coverage includes essential updates on peripheral blood and bone marrow hematopoietic progenitor cells, as well as cord blood banking and regenerative medicine. The authors also examine advances in therapeutic apheresis and new cellular therapies.
Uses a reader-friendly "building-block" approach to the essentials of diagnostic microbiology. Includes new content on viruses like Zika, an expanded molecular chapter, and the latest information on prevention, treatment modalities, and CDC guidelines. Updated photos offer clear examples of automated lab instruments, while case studies, review questions, and learning objectives present information in an easy-to-understand, accessible manner for students at every level.
Medical microbiology concerns the nature, distribution and activities of microbes and their impact on health and wellbeing. This text provides comprehensive coverage of infection from the microbial perspective, combining a clear introduction to key principles with a focus explicitly geared to modern clinical practice.
Detailed life cycle drawings for each parasite. Color photos throughout the chapters and in an Atlas that groups related organisms for ease of comparison. Case studies encouraging critical thinking. Review questions after the discussion of each parasite. Post-tests providing a thorough review of the chapter. Laboratory procedures.