The Science of Laboratory Diagnosis / Edition 2

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This title provides a concise description of every laboratory test available in medical practice with notes on their application, accuracy, histological background 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

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Editorial Reviews

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"…effective use of color enhances the text0-which by itself is excellent…a valuable addition to any laboratory medicine library." (Doody's Health Services)

"...the book will be of interest to a wide variety of readers, is beautifully produced with colour photographs and line diagrams which clearly explain the practicalities described in the invaluable reference book...well worth the money..." (The British Toxicology Society, No 27, Winter 2005)

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Edward W. Bermes, Jr., PhD (Loyola University Medical Center)
Description: This text represents an overview of the field of laboratory medicine.
Purpose: The purpose is to supply a readable text to a group with diverse backgrounds. The overview of laboratory medicine presented touches on all facets of the field. A large amount of useful information is provided in a readable form.
Audience: The audience is intended to be a diverse group. To a large extent, this forces generalizations in the text. It is probably best for someone receiving on-the-job training.
Features: In an attempt to cover the entire scope of laboratory medicine, the editors cover some areas (i.e., automation) too briefly and others (i.e., laboratory information systems and regulatory issues) almost not at all. This text only qualifies as an introduction to the subject.
Assessment: As might be expected, this book is written from the British viewpoint and would be much more useful to someone in the British system. For someone in the U.S. several other texts could be found that are much more useful.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470859124
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • 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)

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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