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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Valerie L. Ng, PhD MD(Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital)
Description: This is the fourth edition of a comprehensive textbook on laboratory hematology and hemostasis. The previous edition was published in 2007.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive and practical guide to laboratory hematology.
Audience: It is intended for medical laboratory scientists (MLS) or technicians (MLT) in training or practice, and faculty of MLS or MLT training programs. It also is intended for pathologists or hematologists/oncologists in training or in practice, and hematology and hemostasis laboratory managers. It also would be of interest to anyone in the healthcare professions interested in the science and technology of hematology laboratories.
Features: This book covers all aspects of today's hematology and coagulation (hemostasis) clinical laboratories. It is beautifully presented with excellent use of color to emphasize learning points, and accompanied by superb photomicrographs. I especially liked the relatively thorough coverage of automated hematology and hemostasis methods, since so much of this laboratory testing has transitioned from historical manual methods (also covered in this book). New to this edition are sections devoted to molecular diagnosis and stem cell differentiation, suggested hemostasis tests for monitoring newer anticoagulants and platelet inhibitors, and updated WHO leukemia/lymphoma classification schemes. Each chapter is presented in a standard fashion — learning objectives, illustrative case study(ies), summary, review questions, and references. The entire book moves logically through all aspects of clinical hematology and coagulation laboratories. The writing is clear and accessible. Additional online resources are available through the evolve website.
Assessment: This edition continues the grand tradition of Rodak as a stalwart textbook for laboratory hematology. It is also a great textbook for hemostasis (not reflected in the title). It should be the mainstay of any MLS/MLT training program, and be available for ready access in any clinical laboratory.