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Clinical Chemistry, Immunology and Laboratory Quality Control

A Comprehensive Review for Board Preparation, Certification and Clinical Practice

All pathology residents must have a good command of clinical chemistry, toxicology, immunology, and laboratory statistics to be successful pathologists, as well as to pass the American Board of Pathology examination. Clinical chemistry, however, is a topic in which many senior medical students and pathology residents face challenges. Clinical Chemistry, Immunology and Laboratory Quality Control meets this challenge head on with a clear and easy-to-read presentation of core topics and detailed case studies that illustrate the application of clinical chemistry knowledge to everyday patient care.

This basic primer offers practical examples of how things function in the pathology clinic as well as useful lists, sample questions, and a bullet-point format ideal for quick pre-Board review. While larger textbooks in clinical chemistry provide highly detailed information regarding instrumentation and statistics, this may be too much information for students, residents, and clinicians. This book is designed to educate senior medical students, residents, and fellows, and to "refresh" the knowledge base of practicing clinicians on how tests are performed in their laboratories (i.e., method principles, interferences, and limitations).


Residents and fellows in pathology and clinical chemistry, practicing pathologists and clinical chemists

Hardbound, 504 Pages

Published: January 2014

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-12-407821-5


    1. Preanalytical variables
    2. Instrumentation and analytical methods
    3. Immunoassay platform and designs
    4. Acid base balance
    5. Electrolyte balance
    6. Lipids
    7. Serum proteins and enzymes
    8. Cardiac markers
    9. Endocrinology
    10. Liver function
    11. Renal function
    12. Inborn errors of metabolism
    13. Tumor markers
    14. Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM)
    15. Interferences in therapeutic drug monitoring
    16. Drugs of abuse testing
    17. Designer drugs and their detection
    18. Testing for alcohol and other volatiles
    19. Common poisoning including heavy metal poisoning
    20. Pharmacogenomics
    21. Hemoglobinopathies
    22. Protein electrophoresis and immunofixation
    23. Hepatitis and HIV testing
    24. Autoimmunity, Complement and Immunodeficiency


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