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Dacie and Lewis Practical Haematology

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"Highly Commended," Internal Medicine Category, British Medical Association 2012 Medical Book Competition

Haematologists in practice and in training

Paperback, 668 Pages

Published: December 2011

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-3408-4


  • For more than 50 years the spirit of "Dacie and Lewis" has influenced the laboratory field of haematology. This new version of the classic textbook represents the 10th edition which continues to describe the many standard and novel techniques by hands-on recipes, from basic principles to perfectionism, including comments and pictures of pitfalls and critical interpretation of results.
    The methodologically laboratory basis for clinical haematology is an aspect not often covered in medical textbooks in the specialty. The tenth "Dacie and Lewis: Practical haematology" sets an impressive record and continues to succeed to solve the task with an excellent standard. -- European Journal of Haematology

    This book will remain the definitive reference source for established haematologists, biomedical scientists and research students interested in the scientific and practical aspects of haematology and for trainees in haematology who are particularly advised to read it before their exams---Royal College of Pathologists

    "This latest edition see a major overhaul of the design and layout, bringing a more colurful reading experience. A new, and welcome addition is the provision of online access to the full text at ExperConsult.com - which prevents shoulder strain on the commuting trainee."

    HaemTrainee, January 2013


  • 1.Collection and handling of blood

    2. Reference ranges and normal values

    3. Basic haematological techniques

    4. Preparation and staining methods for blood and bone marrow films

    5. Blood cell morphology in health and disease

    6. Supplementary techniques including blood parasite diagnosis

    7. Bone marrow biopsy

    8. Molecular and cytogenetic analysis

    9. Iron deficiency anaemia and iron overload

    10. Investigation of megaloblastic anaemia: cobalamin, folate and metabolite status

    11. Laboratory methods used in the investigation of the haemolytic anaemias

    12. Investigation of the hereditary haemolytic anaemias: membrane and enzyme abnormalities

    13. Acquired haemolytic anaemias

    14. Investigation of abnormal haemoglobins and thalassaemia

    15. Erythrocyte and leucocyte cytochemistry

    16. Immunophenotyping

    17. Diagnostic radioisotopes in haematology

    18. Investigation of haemostasis

    19. Investigation of a thrombotic tendency

    20. Laboratory control of anticoagulant, thrombolytic and antiplatelet therapy

    21. Blood cell antigens and antibodies: erythrocytes, platelets and granulocytes

    22. Laboratory aspects of blood transfusion

    23. Approach to the diagnosis and classification of blood diseases

    24. Laboratory organization and management

    25. Quality assurance

    26. Haematology in under-resourced laboratories

    27. Appendix


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