Accurate Results in the Clinical Laboratory: A Guide to Error Detection and Correction

Accurate Results in the Clinical Laboratory: A Guide to Error Detection and Correction

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ISBN-13: 9780124158580
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 01/22/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 382
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Amitava Dasgupta received his PhD degree in Chemistry from Stanford University and his fellowship training in Clinical Chemistry from the Laboratory Medicine Department of the University of Washington School of Medicine at Seattle. He is a tenured Full Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center located at the Texas Medical Center at Houston. Dr. Dasgupta has published 210 scientific papers, written many invited review articles, and has edited, co-edited or written 15 books. He is on the Editorial Board of five major medical journals including American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Clinica Chimica Acta and Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis.
Jorge Sepulveda received his M.D. from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and his residency training in Laboratory Medicine and Ph.D. degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He is board certified by the American Board of Pathology in Clinical Pathology and Transfusion Medicine. He has published over 35 research articles, review papers and book chapters, and serves as Associate Editor for the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Sepulveda has broad experience in laboratory medicine as medical director of various clinical laboratories, including at the Houston and Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and at the University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian and Shadyside Hospitals, and currently serves as Associate Medical Director of the Clinical Laboratories at the Columbia University Medical Center Campus of New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Variation, Errors, and Quality in the Clinical Laboratory

Chapter 2. Effect of Age, Gender, Diet, Exercise and Ethnicity on Laboratory Test Results

Chapter 3. Effect of patient preparation, specimen collection, anticoagulants and preservatives on laboratory tests

Chapter 4. Sample processing and specimen misidentification issues

Chapter 5. Hemolysis, lipemia and high bilirubin: effect on laboratory tests

Chapter 6. Immunoassay design and mechanism of interferences

Chapter 7. Effect of herbal remedies on clinical laboratory tests

Chapter 8. Challenges in routine clinical chemistry: analysis of small molecules

Chapter 9. Challenges in routine clinical chemistry: proteins and enzymes

Chapter 10. Sources of inaccuracy in biochemical genetics analysis

Chapter 11. Challenges in endocrinology testing

Chapter 12. Pitfalls in tumor marker testing

Chapter 13. Issues of interferences in therapeutic drug monitoring

Chapter 14. Limitations of drugs of abuse testing

Chapter 15. Challenges in confirmation testing for drugs of abuse

Chapter 16. Alcohol determination using automated analyzers: limitations and pitfalls

Chapter 17. Pre-analytical issues and interferences in transfusion medicine tests

Chapter 18. Critical issues in immunology and serology testing

Chapter 19. Sources of errors in hematology and coagulation testing

Chapter 20. Challenges in Clinical Microbiology Testing

Chapter 21. Sources of errors in molecular testing

Chapter 22. Problems in Pharmacogenomics Testing

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