This is an excellent manual for the clinical pathology of blood coagulation and cellular hematology. It is essentially a detailed laboratory guide to the performance and interpretation of a wide spectrum of hematological assays. The book is a current manual on the laboratory technology of hematology. It is well done and provides valuable information not readily available from other sources. One can refer to the detailed protocols in this manual to obtain guidance on how to perform and interpret hematological assays. It is most appropriate for clinical pathologists and hematologists with an interest in laboratory medicine. The authors are experienced and appropriate authorities. The figures and tables are well done and complete. They serve to illustrate and help explain much of the text. The references are complete and current. The index is helpful for major subjects and tests. Some of the minor, related topics are less easily found in the index. The book is in soft cover and lends itself to quick reference in a clinical laboratory. A strong feature of the book is the easy-to-read, practical protocols. This is a well done new edition of a classic hematology reference. The title emphasizes the practical nature of this book, which serves as an excellent laboratory guide to the clinical pathology of hematology. The book does not address issues such as therapy and pathophysiology except in a limited fashion. However, as a laboratory guide it is an excellent, welcome updated edition of popular reference.
A laboratory manual that has proved useful at all levels from primary health centers where only a few diagnostic tests can be carried out to specialized centers with sophisticated technology. Discusses the principles of each test carried out in investigating patients with blood diseases, possible causes of error, and the interpretation and clinical significance of the results. First published in 1950 and most recently in 1991. New information and techniques have been added, and the obsolete dropped or deemphasized. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)