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Overview

The fifth edition of Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry returns in a new, current, and more user-friendly format. Instructors have always praised Fundamentals for its accuracy and completeness; now they can appreciate its student-friendly accessibility as well. The authors have rewritten the chapters to read at a level more appropriate to MT/CLS and MLT/CLT students, and have incorporated more student friendly pedagogy and the latest information. The result is a very user-friendly, up-to-date and accessible text!

Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry (5/e) Carl L. Burtis, PhD, Chief, Clinical Chemistry, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Clinical Professor of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah Edward R. Ashwood, MD, Professor of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine; Director, Clinical Chemistry Laboratories, ARUP Laboratories, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah Consulting Editor: Barbara Border, PhD, MT(ASCP), Associate Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, School of Allied Health. Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Lubbock, Texas ISBN 0721686346 · Hardback · 910 Pages · 415 Illustrations W.B. Saunders · Published November 2000 Price: £ 53.95 The fifth edition of Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry returns in a new, current, and more user-friendly format. Instructors have always praised Fundamentals for its accuracy and completeness; now they can appreciate its student-friendly accessibility as well. The authors have rewritten the chapters to read at a level more appropriate to MT/CLS and MLT/CLT students, and have incorporated more student friendly pedagogy and the latest information. The result is a very user-friendly, up-to-date and accessible text!

Features:

  • Provides comprehensive coverage by a renowned author team to ensure students are exposed to current, key topics in the field.
  • Contains a unique laboratory perspective to classroom learning, which prepares the reader for the real world of the clinical chemistry laboratory.
  • Includes accurate chemical structures to teach students about key chemical features of relevant molecules.
  • Features a broad level of content written primarily for MT/CLS and MLT/CLT students, but can also be used by laboratory practitioners, pathology residents, and others.
  • Uses extensive illustrations and tables to visualize critical information and help make key concepts more memorable to the students.
  • Provides references and additional reading in each chapter for further study.
What's New :
  • Includes two new chapters with the latest information on cardiac function and laboratory management.
  • Contains outstanding new features such as learning objectives and key words with definitions which reinforce the most important information in each chapter and make it more memorable.
  • Incorporates the use of a second color to set off chemical equations, figures, special features, and tables from the text, making it more user-friendly.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

This fifth edition returns in a new, current, and more user-friendly format. Instructors have always praised this book for its accuracy and completeness; now they can appreciate its student-friendly accessibility as well. The authors have rewritten the chapters to read at a level more appropriate to MT/CLS and MLT/CLT students, and have incorporated more student friendly pedagogy and the latest information. The result is a very user-friendly, up-to-date and accessible text.

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Editorial Reviews

Earle W. Holmes
This introductory text presents the theory and practice of clinical biochemistry. The chapters are organized into six sections that cover laboratory principles, analytical techniques and instrumentation, chemometrics, laboratory management, analytes, and pathophysiology. The purpose is to maintain and extend the skill levels of practicing clinical laboratorians and to educate the new generation of students entering the field. Both objectives are effectively met by this new edition. The book is written primarily as a teaching tool for undergraduate medical technologists, clinical chemists, and medical laboratory technicians. The depth of presentation also makes it a useful review of the field for more advanced practitioners in specialties other than clinical chemistry. The text has been extensively revised since the third edition, and new chapters on topics such as tumor markers and nucleic acid-based diagnostics have been added. The book contains an appendix that includes reference intervals for clinical chemistry tests. This classic text provides an excellent breadth of coverage of the field, presenting essential material at a depth appropriate for undergraduates or nonspecialist practitioners. These features and the expertise of the authors make it one of the premier texts for teaching clinical chemistry to technologists and pathology residents. The book will also be a useful reference to generalists who wish to review the basics of the discipline.
Valerie L. Ng
This is the fifth edition of a textbook widely acknowledged as a comprehensive reference text for clinical chemistry. The purpose is to present the fundamentals of clinical chemistry in an ""accessible yet user-friendly"" manner. The primary audience is students of laboratory science programs. This updated edition will also be useful for instructors of laboratory science programs, residents in laboratory medicine or pathology training programs, pathologists, clinical chemists, laboratory managers, laboratory supervisors, and clinical laboratory scientists. All aspects of clinical chemistry are covered in this comprehensive text including related topics such as laboratory principles, broad overviews of analytical techniques and instrumentation, and laboratory operation. This is an extraordinary effort -- the information is remarkably current, concise, and much easier to read and assimilate than would be expected for a clinical chemistry text! The editors have succeeded admirably in their goal of making this information ""accessible and user-friendly."" Internationally recognized experts in their fields have authored most of the chapters, and thus the scientific content is of exemplary quality. A welcome new feature of this edition is the inclusion of learning objectives and key words preceding the text of each chapter, allowing the reader to identify and focus on the key learning concepts. I especially liked the chapters in the Laboratory Operation section -- the chapter on Method Evaluation and Introduction to Statistical Techniques in particular includes a really helpful outline of how to plan, do, analyze, and implement a new method, and the chapter on quality management isexceptionally well written and useful. This edition continues to live up to the reputation of ""Tietz"" as the reference textbook for clinical chemistry. It is an absolute must for the bookshelf of anyone studying or working in this field.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Valerie L. Ng, PhD MD(Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital)
Description: This is the fifth edition of a textbook widely acknowledged as a comprehensive reference text for clinical chemistry.
Purpose: The purpose is to present the fundamentals of clinical chemistry in an "accessible yet user-friendly" manner.
Audience: The primary audience is students of laboratory science programs. This updated edition will also be useful for instructors of laboratory science programs, residents in laboratory medicine or pathology training programs, pathologists, clinical chemists, laboratory managers, laboratory supervisors, and clinical laboratory scientists.
Features: All aspects of clinical chemistry are covered in this comprehensive text including related topics such as laboratory principles, broad overviews of analytical techniques and instrumentation, and laboratory operation. This is an extraordinary effort — the information is remarkably current, concise, and much easier to read and assimilate than would be expected for a clinical chemistry text! The editors have succeeded admirably in their goal of making this information "accessible and user-friendly." Internationally recognized experts in their fields have authored most of the chapters, and thus the scientific content is of exemplary quality. A welcome new feature of this edition is the inclusion of learning objectives and key words preceding the text of each chapter, allowing the reader to identify and focus on the key learning concepts. I especially liked the chapters in the Laboratory Operation section — the chapter on Method Evaluation and Introduction to Statistical Techniques in particular includes a really helpful outline of how to plan, do, analyze, and implement a new method, and the chapter on quality management is exceptionally well written and useful.
Assessment: This edition continues to live up to the reputation of "Tietz" as the reference textbook for clinical chemistry. It is an absolute must for the bookshelf of anyone studying or working in this field.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721638652
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/6/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 976
  • Sales rank: 507,828
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 General Laboratory Techniques and Procedures 2
2 Specimen Collection and Processing: Sources of Biological Variation 33
3 Photometry 54
4 Fluorometry, Nephelometry, and Turbidimetry 70
5 Electrochemistry 82
6 Osmometry 94
7 Electrophoresis 98
8 Chromatography 105
9 Basic Principles of Radioactivity and Its Measurement 124
10 Principles of Immunochemical Techniques 134
11 Automation in the Clinical Laboratory 148
12 Selection and Evaluation of Methods: With an Introduction to Statistical Techniques 170
13 Establishment and Use of Reference Values 182
14 Clinical Interpretation of Laboratory Procedures 192
15 Computers in the Clinical Laboratory 202
16 Quality Management 211
17 Nucleic Acid Biochemistry and Diagnostic Applications 226
18 Amino Acids and Proteins 240
19 Enzymes 283
20 Tumor Markers 336
21 Carbohydrates 351
22 Lipids, Apolipoproteins, and Lipoproteins 375
23 Therapeutic Drug Monitoring 402
24 Clinical Toxicology 427
25 Nutrition 457
26 Vitamins 469
27 Trace Elements 485
28 Electrolytes 497
29 Blood Gases and pH 506
30 Acid-Base Balance and Acid-Base Disorders 522
31 Liver Function 539
32 Nitrogen Metabolites and Renal Function 569
33 Gastric, Pancreatic, and Intestinal Function 593
34 Endocrinology 617
35 Mineral and Bone Metabolism 685
36 Biochemical Aspects of Hematology 704
37 Porphyrins and Disorders of Porphyrin Metabolism 731
38 Clinical Chemistry of Pregnancy 745
39 Lysosomal Storage Disease 761
40 Appendix 766
Index 831
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