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This fully revised and updated edition of The Science of Laboratory Diagnosis provides a concise description of all common laboratory tests available in medical practice with notes on their application, the accuracy of each test, the historical background to the adoption of various tests and their effectiveness in diagnosis.

  • Well illustrated, with clear headings, tables, flow charts and pathology slides, most in full colour
  • Provides an accessible reference book in which relevant information can be found easily
  • Page design facilitates rapid assimilation of principles and key facts
  • All the chapters have been updated and new material has been introduced to cover recently developed techniques, such as fluid-based cytology, telepathology and proteomics

The Science of Laboratory Diagnosis, Second Edition is an essential primary reference source for everyone working in a clinical laboratory. This book is essential reading for pathologists, biomedical scientists, medical laboratory scientific officers and all clinicians involved in laboratory research.

Reviews of the First Edition:

"The text is concise, wide-ranging and easy to digest. The ease of extraction of the important facts make it an ideal source of information for use in a variety of situations from the postgraduate examination to the clinical directors' board meeting." BULLETIN OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PATHOLOGISTS

"The editors have done a marvellous job, more than fulfilling their stated aim of producing a volume describing the multidisciplinary state of modern pathology which will be of interest to a wide range of readers. … I was particularly impressed by the many tables and flow charts, which can be used as aids to decision making." JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PATHOLOGY

"This is an excellent book to dip into and get a feel for techniques used in the other disciplines of pathology." ANNALS OF CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Valerie L. Ng, PhD MD(Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital)
Description: This is the second edition of a comprehensive treatise of laboratory medicine.
Purpose: The original purpose of this book was to provide a comprehensive book on laboratory medicine that incorporates the multidisciplinary practice of today - i.e., a complex interplay of tests in histology, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, molecular diagnostics, and other pathology areas that are now necessary for diagnosis and disease management. This edition was undertaken to provide information on the new technologies that have appeared since the publication of the first edition. The authors have succeeded admirably in achieving their stated goal.
Audience: This book would be very useful to those interested in laboratory medicine - especially clinical laboratory scientists (CLSs) or medical laboratory technicians (MLTs) in training. Practicing CLSs, MLTs, and pathologists might also find it useful to become familiar with new technology. Finally, this book would interest anyone curious about the practice of laboratory medicine today.
Features: My first impression of this book was that it is absolutely beautiful. There is a lot of color - in the general text subheadings, on title pages separating sections, in the multitude of color figures - that catches the eye immediately. This effective use of color enhances the text - which by itself is excellent and could stand alone. This book is relatively unique in the field, in that it discusses all aspects of a laboratory and integrates the information nicely across disciplines traditionally grouped into either anatomical or clinical pathology. There is overlap between chapters; this was intentional to emphasize the integrated way in which different disciplines within the laboratory must now work to maximize diagnostic potential and efficiency. The authors are to be commended for including the recent new technology - e.g., laser capture microdissection, microarrays, molecular genetic testing. The chapters are informative yet appropriately circumspect in discussing the use of these rapidly evolving technologies in clinical care today. The chapter on automation in the virology laboratory is a great example of the fresh approach of this book - not only did it discuss the various technologies and instrumentation, it also discussed efficiency, cost analysis, quality systems, and use of automation to improve the competitive position of the laboratory — all in six pages! Each chapter is similarly innovative. Since the book is "only" 500 pages long, it's clear that a comprehensive discussion of all issues was not undertaken. To address this less than comprehensive approach, each chapter ends with a short reading list of more definitive references, a nice touch for those wanting more in-depth information.
Assessment: This is a valuable addition to any laboratory medicine library. I'm going to keep it handy. I'm already worried that I might lose my copy to the many visitors to the laboratory who are always asking me why specimens go to different and seemingly discrete areas of the laboratory yet generate results, that when integrated correctly, yield the correct diagnosis and strategies for disease management.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470859124
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/10/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 564
  • Product dimensions: 8.07 (w) x 10.55 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Meet the Author

David Burnett

CHRIS SALEWICZ has been writing on popular culture for more than 20 years. He wrote Bob Marley: Songs of Freedom. Salewicz edited the booklet contained in the 4-CD box set Tougher Than Tough: The Story Of Jamaican Music, and co-wrote the script for the 1999 movie Third World Cop, which broke Jamaican box office records.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition.

Preface to the Second Edition.

Contributors Lists.

Section 1: Histopathology.

1: Specimen Handling and Preparation for Routine Diagnostic Histopathology (Paul J. Smith and Janine L. Warfield).

2: General stains (Barrie Sims).

3: Enzyme Histochemistry (Trevor Gray and Neil Hand).

4: Immunohistochemistry (Jane Starczynski and John Crocker).

5: Electron Microscopy in Pathology (Brian Eyden).

6: Light Microscopy (Brian Boullier).

7: Quantitative Methods in Tissue Pathology (Peter W. Hamilton and Derek C. Allen).

8: Proliferation Markers in Histopathology (Cheryl E. Gillett and Diana M. Barnes).

Section 2: Cytology.

9: Cytopathology (Adrian T. Warfield).

Section 3: Microbiology – Bacteriology

10: Microscopy in Bacteriology: Application and Sample Preparation (Dugald R. Baird).

11: Culture Media in Bacteriology (Eric Y. Bridson).

12: Identification of Bacteria (Andrew Hay ).

13: Automated tests in Bacteriology (Paul C. Boreland).

14: Bacteriology Molecular Techniques: sample preparation and application (Richard E. Holliman and Julie D. Johnson).

15: Other tests in bacteriology (Darrel Ho-Yen).

16: Control of antimicrobial chemotherapy (Ian M. Gould).

Section 4: Microbiology – Virology,Mycology and Parasitology.

17: Microscopy in virology: application and sample preparation (Marie M. Ogilvie).

18: Electron microscopy in virology (Hazel Appleton).

19: Tissue culture (William L. Irving and Alan Pawley).

20: Serological tests in virology (Goura Kudesia).

21: Automated tests in virology (Roger P. Eglin).

22: Molecular techniques in virology (Paul E. Klapper).

23: Other tests in Virology (Alex W. L. Joss).

24: Mycology (David W. Warnock).

25: Parasitology (Robert W. A. Girdwood).

Section 5: Haematology.

26: Blood Cell and Bone Marrow Morphology (Supatrik Basu).

27 The Principles of Automated Blood Cell Counters (Graham Martin).

28 Methods for the Identification of the Haemoglobinopathies (Nick Jackson and Anne Sermon).

29: Special von Willebrand Factor investigations (Mohammad S. Enayat).

30 Platelet Investigations (Steven Walton and Peter Rose).

31 A Hospital Transfusion Service (Steven Walton and Peter E. Rose).

32 Flow Cytometry and Molecular Biology in Haematology (Ian Chant).

33: Haematinic Investigations (Frank Wells).

34: Laboratory Investigations of Haemolysis (Paul Revell).

35: Laboratory investigation of haemostasis (Peter E. Rose and Catherine Caveen).

Section 6: Cytogenetics..

36: Chromosome Banding and Analysis (Mervyn Humphreys).

37: Fluorescence in situ hybridization (Ivor Hickey).

Section 7: Clinical Chemistry.

38: The acquisition, uses and interpretation of clinical biochemical data (William J. Marshall).

39: Immunoassay in clinical biochemistry (Joan Butler and Susan M. Chambers).

40: Ion selective electrodes (Alan D. Hirst).

41: Light absorption, scatter and luminescent techniques in routine clinical biochemistry (Bernard F. Rocks).

42: Analytical atomic spectrometry (Andrew Taylor).

43: Dry Reagent Chemistry Techniques (Jessica A. Schroeder, Jacqueline C. Osypiw and Gordon S. Challand).

44: Separation techniques (Roy Sherwood).

Section 8: Immunology.

45: Protein Assays (David Burnett).

46: Complement Assays (Jonathan North and Keith Whaley).

47: Cellular Immunology (Aarnoud Huissoon)

48: Immune Complex Diseases and Cryoglobulins (Siraj A. Misbah).

49: HLA typing (Mark Hathaway).

Section 9: Molecular Pathology.

50: Laser Capture Microdissection (Orla Sheils, Paul Smyth, Esther O’Regan, Stephen Finn, Richard Flavin and John O’Leary).

51: TaqMan PCR Gene Analysis (Cara M. Martin, Orla Sheils and John J. O’Leary).

52: In-cell PRC (John J. O’Leary, Cara M. Martin and Orla Sheils).

53: High-density SNP and cDNA array analysis (Orla Sheils, Cara M. Martin, Paul Smyth, Jon Sherlock, Stephen Finn, Esther O’Regan, and John O’Leary).

54: CGH Array Analysis of Human Tissues (Esther O’Regan, Paul Smyth, Stephen Finn, Cara M. Martin, Orla Sheils and John J. O’Leary),

55 DNA Sequencing (Cara M. Martin, Steve Picton and John O’Leary).


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