Handbook of Clinical Laboratory Testing During Pregnancy / Edition 1

Handbook of Clinical Laboratory Testing During Pregnancy / Edition 1

by Ann M. Gronowski
     
 

ISBN-10: 1588292703

ISBN-13: 9781588292704

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

During pregnancy, a woman undergoes a multitude of normal physiological changes and is subject to a variety of pregnancy-specific diseases, for this reason, laboratory testing during pregnancy can be complicated and confusing. This book aids clinicians and laboratorians in the are of diagnosis during pregnancy using laboratory testing. It is the first handbook to

Overview

During pregnancy, a woman undergoes a multitude of normal physiological changes and is subject to a variety of pregnancy-specific diseases, for this reason, laboratory testing during pregnancy can be complicated and confusing. This book aids clinicians and laboratorians in the are of diagnosis during pregnancy using laboratory testing. It is the first handbook to focus exclusively on the use of laboratory tests during pregnancy, including the effects of normal physiological changes on test results; the proper use of laboratory tests; interpretation of results; changes in reference ranges; monitoring the pregnant patient; and new technologies such as molecular diagnostics. Included is a comprehensive appendix of normal reference ranges in pregnant women making this an excellent resource for any medical professional.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588292704
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Series:
Current Clinical Pathology Series
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
454
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.05(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Contributorsxiii
Value-Added e-Book/PDAxvii
1Human Pregnancy: An Overview1
2Human Chorionic Gonadotropin15
3Biological Markers of Preterm Delivery35
4Markers of Fetal Lung Maturity55
5Maternal Prenatal Screening for Fetal Defects71
6Chromosome Analysis in Prenatal Diagnosis139
7Diagnosis and Monitoring of Ectopic and Abnormal Pregnancies159
8Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy: Assessment of the Mother167
9Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy: Assessment of the Fetus181
10Hematology and Hemostasis During Pregnancy195
11Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn219
12Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis of Congenital Infections245
13Laboratory Testing for Group B Streptococcus in the Pregnant Patient291
14Immunologic Diseases of Pregnancy301
15Recurrent Pregnancy Loss327
16Multifetal Gestations351
17Diabetes in Pregnancy359
18Preeclampsia, Eclampsia, and Hypertension391
19Liver Diseases in Pregnancy401
Appendix423
Index443

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