Clinical and Forensic Applications of Capillary Electrophoresis / Edition 1

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Capillary electrophoresis has expanded the clinical laboratory's abili ty to separate small, electrically neutral, molecules. Being a microte chnique, its use conserves precious samples and minimizes use of hazar dous organic chemicals. This book is arranged into six sections provid ing an overview of the current use of CE in the clinical laboratory.

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Overviews the current use of capillary electrophoresis (CE) in the clinical laboratory as a separation method for proteins, metabolic diseases, and immunoassay. The 20 chapters review the coating of columns, the analysis of serum and urine for proteins, abnormal hemoglobins and hemoglobin Alc, peptides, amino and organic acids, viral load, and short tandem repeats. The methods include capillary zone, micellar, electrokinetic, capillary gel, and non-aqueous electrophoresis. The last section describes how CE can be used in conjunction with mass spectroscopy to detect heavy metal poisoning, screen for drugs of forensic significance, and monitor therapeutic drug levels. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Reviewer: Valerie L. Ng, PhD MD(Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital)
Description: This is a comprehensive review of the principles and current and future clinical applications of capillary electrophoresis.
Purpose: The intent is to give the reader an overview of the many clinical and forensic uses of capillary electrophoresis.
Audience: This book would appeal to a wide range of readers, including those interested in learning more about the basic principles, those interested in detailed discussion about its current use, and those who are interested in the visionary future uses of capillary electrophoresis.
Features: The 20 chapters are divided into six major groups: anintroduction and basic principles, protein electrophoresis, metabolic diseases, immunoassay, molecular diagnostics, and mass spectrometry/therapeutic drug monitoring/toxicology. The introductory section gives an excellent and concise summary of the principles and current clinical uses of capillary electrophoresis. The remaining chapters are progressively less satisfying proportional to the remoteness (i.e., in actual practice versus purely speculative) of the application of capillary electrophoresis to its actual use. For example, the sections on immunoassays and molecular diagnostics simply speculate on potential applications of capillary electrophoresis to these disciplines, solely related to its proven ability of analyte separation. These speculations are followed by a discussion of the problem of serial and single sampling inherent to capillary electrophoresis, thereby negating the previous discussion of its advantages! The chapters are written in very individual styles with little sense of cohesiveness, leaving one with a sense of reading a disparate set of treatises linked only by a common technology. The few illustrations are in black and white and relatively unrefined.
Assessment: This book fills a niche for those curious about this technology. It would be of greatest use to those with an academic interest in capillary electrophoresis. The average user would be hard pressed to justify this purchase given that a significant portion of the book is given to speculation regarding the future application of this technology.

2 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617371134
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/25/2011
  • Series: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 454
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I. Introduction

Capillary Electrophoresis: General Overview and Applications in the Clinical Laboratory
Manjiri Lele, Subodh M. Lele, John R. Petersen, and Amin A. Mohammad

Basic Principles and Modes of Capillary Electrophoresis
Harry Whatley

Section II. Protein Electrophoresis

Capillary Coatings for Protein Analysis
Kannan Srinivasan, Chris Pohl, and Nebojsa Avdalovic

Clinical Serum Protein Capillary Zone Electrophoresis
Carl R. Jolliff

Serum and Urine Paraprotein Capillary Electrophoresis
Carl R. Jolliff

Cerebrospinal Fluid Protein Electrophoresis
John R. Petersen and Amin A. Mohammad

Lipoprotein Analysis
Rainer Lehmann

Clinical Analysis of Structural Hemoglobin Variants and Hb A1c by Capillary Isoelectric Focusing
James M. Hempe, Alfonso Vargas, and Randall D. Craver

Section III. Metabolic Diseases

Amino Acid Analysis, Mary Kathryn Linde. Organic Acids
Kern L. Nuttall and Norberto A. Guzman

Steroids, Cecilla Youh
Amin A. Mohammad, and John R. Petersen

Section IV. Immunoassay

Capillary Electrophoresis Based Immunoassay
Bode Adesoji, Amin A. Mohammad, and John R. Petersen

Section V. Molecular Diagnostics

Quantitation of Viral Load
Jill M. Kolesar

The Application of Capillary Electrophoresis in the Analysis of PCR Products used in Forensic DNA Typing
Bruce R. McCord and John M. Butler

Capillary Electrophoresis with Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry
Samir Cherkaoui

Section VI. Mass Spectrometry, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, and Toxicology

Capillary Electrophoresis-Mass Spectrometry of Biologically Active Peptides and Proteins
Stephen Naylor and Andy J. Tomlinson

Serum Drug Monitoring by Capillary Electrophoresis
Zack K. Shihabi

Applications of Capillary Zone Electrophoresis in the Analysis of Metal Ions of Clinical Significance
Lokinendi V. Rao, John R. Petersen, Amin A. Mohammad, and Anthony O. Okorodudu

Clinical and Forensic Drug Toxicology: Analysis of Illicit and Abused Drugs in Urine by Capillary Electrophoresis
Wolfgang Thormann and Jitka Caslavska

Screening Biological Specimens for Drugs of Forensic Significance
John C. Hudson, Murray J. Malcolm, and Mauro Golin

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