Clinical Chemistry, Immunology and Laboratory Quality Control, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124079350
  • ISBN-13: 9780124079359
  • DDC: 616.0756
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 504 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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All pathology residents must have a good command of clinical chemistry, toxicology, immunology, and laboratory statistics to be successful pathologists, as well as to pass the American Board of Pathology examination. Clinical chemistry, however, is a topic in which many senior medical students and pathology residents face challenges. Clinical Chemistry, Immunology and Laboratory Quality Control meets this challenge head on with a clear and easy-to-read presentation of core topics and detailed case studies that illustrate the application of clinical chemistry knowledge to everyday patient care. This basic primer offers practical examples of how things function in the pathology clinic as well as useful lists, sample questions, and a bullet-point format ideal for quick pre-Board review. While larger textbooks in clinical chemistry provide highly detailed information regarding instrumentation and statistics, this may be too much information for students, residents, and clinicians. This book is designed to educate senior medical students, residents, and fellows, and to "refresh" the knowledge base of practicing clinicians on how tests are performed in their laboratories (i.e., method principles, interferences, and limitations).

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Instrumentation and Analytical Methods.
2: Immunoassay Platform and Designs.
3: Pre-Analytical Variables.
4: Laboratory Statistics and Quality Control.
5: Water, Homeostasis, Electrolytes, and Acid–Base Balance.
6: Lipid Metabolism and Disorders.
7: Carbohydrate Metabolism, Diabetes, and Hypoglycemia.
8: Cardiac Markers.
9: Endocrinology.
10: Liver Diseases and Liver Function Tests.
11: Renal Function Tests.
12: Inborn Errors of Metabolism.
13: Tumor Markers.
14: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring.
15: Interferences in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring.
16: Drugs of Abuse Testing.
17: Challenges in Drugs of Abuse Testing: Magic Mushrooms, Peyote Cactus, and Designer Drugs.
18: Testing for Ethyl Alcohol (Alcohol) and Other Volatiles.
19: Common Poisonings Including Heavy Metal Poisoning.
20: Pharmacogenomics.
21: Hemoglobinopathy.
22: Protein Electrophoresis and Immunofixation.
23: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis Testing.
24: Autoimmunity, Complement, and Immunodeficiency.
25: Effect of Herbal Supplements on Clinical Laboratory Test Results.
Color Plates.