Now in full color, this market-leading text has been updated and streamlined! New to this edition, author Mary Louise Turgeon maintains the book's clear, simple writing style, but condenses the material to include only the most relevant information. The text provides both a fundamental overview of the field of clinical laboratory science and a discipline-by-discipline approach to each of the clinical lab science areas. It stresses laboratory skills and techniques throughout - providing the general background knowledge necessary for working in a clinical laboratory and performing routine clinical laboratory tests.
Table of Contents
Part I Basic Laboratory Techniques Chapter 1 Fundamentals of the Clinical Laboratory Chapter 2 Safety in the Clinical Laboratory Chapter 3 Collecting and Processing Blood and Body Fluid Specimens Chapter 4 Systems of Measurement and Basic Laboratory Supplies and Equipment Chapter 5 The Microscope Chapter 6 Measurement Techniques in the Clinical Laboratory Chapter 7 Laboratory Mathematics and Solution Preparation Chapter 8 Quality Assessment and Quality Control in the Clinical Laboratory Chapter 9 Central Laboratory Automation and Point-of-Care Testing Chapter 10 Laboratory Information Systems Part II Clinical Laboratory Specializations Chapter 11 Introduction to Clinical Chemistry Chapter 12 Principles and Practice of Clinical Hematology Chapter 13 Introduction to Hemostasis Chapter 14 Renal Physiology and Urinalysis Chapter 15 Examination of Body Fluids and Miscellaneous Specimens Chapter 16 Introduction to Microbiology Chapter 17 Immunology and Serology Chapter 18 Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine Appendices Appendix A Prefixes, Suffixes, and Stem Words Appendix B Abbreviations Appendix C Reference Values Answers to Review Questions Glossary