Dacie and Lewis Practical Haematology


  • S. Lewis, BSc, MD, FRCPath, DCP, FIBMS, Emeritus Reader in Haematology, University of London; Senior Research Fellow in Haematology, Imperial College School of Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK
  • Barbara Bain, FRACP, FRCPath, Professor in Diagnostic Haematology, St Mary's Hospital Campus of Imperial College Faculty of Medicine; Honorary Consultant Haematologist, St Mary's Hospital and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
  • Imelda Bates, MB BS, MD, MA, FRCPath, Professor of Haematology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

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!
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Book information

  • Published: March 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-06660-3

Table of Contents

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