Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry / Edition 6

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Overview

A condensed, student-friendly version of Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry, this text uses a laboratory perspective to provide you with the chemistry fundamentals you need to work in a real-world, clinical lab. Accurate chemical structures are included to explain the key chemical features of relevant molecules. Offering complete, accurate coverage of key topics in the field, it's everything that you expect from the Tietz name!

• More than 500 illustrations and easy-to-read tables help you understand and remember key concepts.
• Key words, learning objectives, and other student-friendly features reinforce important material.
• Chapter review questions are included in an appendix to test your knowledge.
• A two-color design makes it easier to read and easy to find important topics.
• In-depth, reader-friendly content is appropriate for MT/CLS and MLT/CLT students and may also be used by laboratory practitioners, pathology residents, and others.

• A new chapter on newborn screening discusses the basic principles, screening recommendations, inborn errors, methods, and interpretation of results.
• A comprehensive glossary provides easy-to-find definitions of key terms.
• An Evolve website provides regular updates of content, answers to review questions, and web links to related sites for further research and study.

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: 238,343
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

I. LABORATORY PRINCIPLES

1. Introduction to Clinical Chemistry and Evidence-Based Laboratory Medicine

2. Introduction to Principles of Laboratory Analyses and Safety

3. Specimen Collection and Other Pre-Analytical Variables

II. ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES AND INSTRUMENTATION

4. Optical Techniques

5. Electrochemistry and Chemical Sensors

6. Electrophoresis

7. Chromatography

8. Mass Spectrometry

9. Principles of Clinical Enzymology

10. Principles of Immunochemical Techniques

11. Automation in the Clinical Laboratory

12. Point-of-Care Testing

III. LABORATORY OPERATIONS

13. Selection and Analytical Evaluation of Methods — With Statistical Techniques

14. Establishment and Use of Reference Values

15. Clinical Laboratory Informatics

16. Quality Management

IV. ANALYTES

17. Nucleic Acids

18. Amino Acids and Proteins

19. Enzymes

20. Tumor Markers

21. Creatinine, Uric acid, and Urea

22. Carbohydrates

23. Lipids, Lipoproteins, and Cardiac Risk Factors

24. Electrolytes and Blood Gases

25. Hormones

26. Catecholamines and Serotonin

27. Vitamins and Trace Elements

28. Hemoglobin, Iron, and Bilirubin
29. Porphyrins and Disorders of Porphyrin Metabolism

30. Therapeutic Drugs

31. Clinical Toxicology

32. Toxic Metals

V. PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

33. Cardiovascular Disease

34. Renal Disease

35. Disorders of Water, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Metabolism

36. Liver Disease

37. Gastric, Pancreatic, and Intestinal Diseases

38. Disorders of Bone

39. Pituitary Disorders

40. Adrenal Cortical Disorders

41. Thyroid Disorders

42. Reproductive Disorders

43. Disorders of Pregnancy

44. Newborn Screening

VI. REFERENCE INFORMATION

45. Reference Information for the Clinical Laboratory

Appendix: Review Questions

Glossary

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