A Concise Review of Clinical Laboratory Science / Edition 2

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The Second Edition offers a concise review of all areas of clinical lab science, including the standard areas, such as hematology, chemistry, hemostasis, immunohematology, clinical microbiology, parasitology, urinalysis and more, as well as lab management, lab government regulations, and quality assurance. A companion website offers 35 case studies, an image bank of color images, and a quiz bank with 500 questions in certification format.
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Reviewer: Valerie L. Ng, PhD MD(Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital)
Description: This comprehensive study guide for clinical laboratory science is an update of a 1997 publication.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a study guide and review for those preparing for clinical laboratory scientist (CLS) certification exams and licensure. This is important, given the overwhelming shortage of CLSs in the workforce and the need to do everything we can to get more.
Audience: This book is of obvious appeal to CLS students preparing for certification and licensure exams, but it also is useful to many in practice (CLSs, pathologists, internists, internal medicine subspecialists, midlevel providers, nurses, etc.) who are interested in how the laboratory does testing.
Features: This deceptively slim, full-sized, softcover book is truly a comprehensive review of clinical laboratory science. The 11 chapters focus on the traditional clinical laboratory scientific disciplines (chemistry, hematology, microbiology, etc.). Each chapter presents concise and pretty comprehensive information in an annotated outline format. A very nice feature is the online tie-in. Once you register on the web site, you can access case studies, an image bank (nice photomicrographs!), a large (500 questions) quiz bank, and the full text of the book. This is great for studying at the local free Wi-Fi coffee shop. A few nitpicky issues: Levey-Jennings is misspelled ("Levy-Jennings"); the image bank photomicrographs don't have labels, so you better refer to the book to make sure you're looking at the correct image; and I question one small fact I stumbled across (chapter 2, p. 81, "The presence of clinical bleeding with lupus-like anticoagulant is found only in patients with high titers of anticoagulants." Wait a minute, isn't the lupus anticoagulant associated with clotting and not bleeding?).
Assessment: I would use this book if I were studying for a CLS certification exam and I would use this book as a self-study review of clinical laboratory science. It's a great value.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781782029
  • Publisher: Lww
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 503,755
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:Clinical Chemistry

  • I. Clinical Chemistry Basics
  • II. Special Methods In Clinical Chemistry
  • III. Basic Anatomy And Physiology
  • IV. Analytes And Pathophysiology
  • V. Enzymology
  • VI. Endocrinology
  • Chapter 2: Hemostasis and Coagulation

  • I. Platelet Physiology
  • II. Platelet Pathophysiology
  • III. Blood Coagulation And Fibrinolysis
  • IV. Coagulation Diorders
  • Chapter 3: Routine Hematology

  • I. Laboratory Analysis
  • II. Hematopoietic Tissues
  • III. Hemoglobin Synthesis, Structure, And Function
  • Chapter 4: Hematologic Disorders

  • I. Red Blood Cell Indices And Their Use In The Diagnosis Of Anemia
  • II. Red Blood Cell Disorders
  • III. Anemias and Polycythemias Disordersa
  • IV. Leukocyte Disorders
  • Chapter 5: Immunology and Serology

  • I. Introduction
  • II. Cells And Tissues Of The Immune System
  • III. Immunity
  • IV. Immune Response
  • V. Major Histocompatibility Complex
  • VI. Hypersensitivity
  • VII. Autoimmunity
  • VIII. Immunodeficiencies
  • IX. Techniques In Immunology And Serology
  • Chapter 6:Immunohematology

  • I. Introduction
  • II. Blood Group Systems
  • III. Donor Selection And Blood Collection
  • Chapter 7: Clinical Microbiology

  • I. Bacteria
  • II. Bacterial Cell Structure
  • III. Stains
  • IV. Normal Flora
  • V. Pathogensis of infection
  • VI. Collection And Handling Of Clinical Specimens
  • VII. Micrococcaceae
  • VIII. Streptococcus, Enterococcus, And Related Genera
  • IX. Aerobic Gram-Positive Bacilli
  • X. Neisseria And Moraxella Catarrhalis
  • XI. Miscellaneous Gram-Negative Bacilli
  • XII.Enterobacteriaceae
  • XIII.Campylobacter, Helicobacter, And Vibrionaceae
  • XIV. Gram-Negative Nonfermentative Bacilli
  • XV. Miscellaneous Genera
  • XVI. Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma, And The Chlamydiaceae
  • XVII. Spirochetes
  • XVIII. Mycobacteria
  • XIX. Anaerobes
  • XX. Zoonotic and Rickettsial Infections
  • XXI. Agents Of Bioterrorism
  • Chapter 8 Clinical Parasitology, Mycology, and Virology

  • I. Parasitology
  • II. Mycology
  • III.Virology
  • Chapter 9 Urinalysis and Body Fluids

  • I. The Renal System
  • II. The Urine Specimen
  • III. Physical Examination Of Urine
  • IV. Chemical Examination Of Urine
  • V. Microscopic Examination Of The Urine
  • VI. Automation In The Urinalysis Laboratory
  • VII. Diseases Of The Kidney
  • VIII. Renal Synthetic Products
  • IX. Urine Pregnancy Testing
  • X. Serous Body Fluids
  • XI. Synovial Fluid
  • XII. Seminal Fluid Analysis
  • Chapter 10 Molecular Diagnostics

  • I. Biology Of The Cell
  • II. Molecular Diagnostic Methods
  • III. Inherited Genetic Disease
  • IV. Molecular Oncology
  • V. Molecular Infectious Disease
  • VI. DNA-Based Human Identification
  • Chapter 11 Current Issues in Laboratory Management

  • I. Management And Organizational Theory
  • II. Professionalism
  • III. Quality Assurance
  • IV. Laboratory Regulations
  • V. Financial Management
  • VI. Laboratory Information Systems (LIS)
  • VII. Instrument Selection Process
  • Index

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    great format

    Loved how this broke down all the areas for reviewing. Would also recommend the flash card review set.

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