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Dacie and Lewis Practical Haematology

Often referred to as "the bible of hematology," this highly successful, practical manual is the place to turn to for every aspect of laboratory hematology. The book covers all of the techniques used in the investigation of patients with blood disorders, including the latest technologies as well as the tried-and-true manual methods of measurement. It comprehensively discusses which test to use for each situation, the principles of each test, possible causes of error, and the interpretation and clinical significance of the findings. Each chapter conforms to a template, providing quick, easy access to key information. Extensive updates throughout bring you expert guidance on advancing technologies as well as contemporary laboratory organization and management, while retaining the strengths that have made this book an essential reference on laboratory hematology for over 50 years!



Published: March 2006

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-06660-3


  • 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. Bone Marrow Biopsy

    7. Iron Deficiency Anaemia and Iron Overload

    8. Investigation of Megaloblastic Anaemia – Cobalamin, Folate, and Metabolite Status

    9. Laboratory Methods Used in the Investigation of the Haemolytic Anaemias

    10. Investigation of the Hereditary Haemolytic Anaemias: Membrane and Enzyme Abnormalities
    11. Acquired Haemolytic Anaemias

    12. Investigation of Abnormal Haemoglobins and Thalassaemia

    13. Erythrocyte and Leucocyte Cytochemistry

    14. Immunophenotyping

    15. Diagnostic Radioisotopes in Haematology

    16. Investigation of Haemostasis

    17. Investigation of a Thrombotic Tendency

    18. Laboratory Control of Anticoagulant, Thrombolytic and Antiplatelet Therapy

    19. Blood Cell Antigens and Antibodies: Erythrocytes, Platelets and Granulocytes

    20. Laboratory Aspects of Blood Transfusion

    21. Molecular and Cytogenetic Analysis

    22. Miscellaneous Tests

    23. Approach to the Diagnosis and Classification of Blood Diseases

    24. Laboratory Organization and Management

    25. Laboratory Safety

    26. Quality Assurance

    27. Haematology in Under-Resourced Laboratories

    28. Appendices


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