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Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians

Now in full color with hundreds of new images, Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians, 6th Edition covers the broad spectrum of laboratory procedures that veterinary technicians need to perform effectively in the practice setting. Comprehensive content presents the fundamentals of microbiology, hematology, urinalysis, immunology, and cytology, along with the laboratory procedures used to perform the most widely used tests such as complete blood count, urinalysis, and immunologic assays. This edition includes newly organized chapters with expanded coverage of essential material to prepare you for real-life laboratory work.

Paperback, 448 Pages

Published: April 2014

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-16930-1

Contents

  • UNIT 1: THE VETERINARY PRACTICE LABORATORY
    1. Safety and OSHA Standards
    2. General Laboratory Equipment
    3. The Microscope
    4. The Metric System and Lab Calculations
    5. Quality Control and Record Keeping

    UNIT 2: HEMATOLOGY
    6. Hematopoeisis
    7. Sample Collection and Handling
    8. Automated Analyzers
    9. Hemoglobin, PCV, and Erythrocyte Indices
    10. Evaluating the Blood Film
    11. Morphologic Abnormalities of Blood Cells
    12. Additional Hematologic Tests
    13. Hematopoeitic Disorders and Classification of Anemia

    UNIT 3: HEMOSTASIS
    14. Principles of Blood Coagulation
    15. Sample Collection and Handling
    16. Platelet Evaluation
    17. Coagulation Testing
    18. Disorders of Hemostasis

    UNIT 4: IMMUNOLOGY
    19. Basic Principles of Immunology
    20. Common Tests Performed in the In-House Testing
    21. Blood Groups and Immunity
    22. Intradermal Testing
    23. Reference Laboratory Tests
    24. Disorders of the Immune System

    UNIT 5: URINALYSIS
    25. Anatomy and Physiology of the Urinary System
    26. Sample Collection and Handling
    27. Physical Examination of Urine
    28. Chemical Evaluation
    29. Urine Sediment Analysis

    UNIT 6: CLINICAL CHEMISTRY
    30. Sample Collection and Handling
    31. Automated Analyzers
    32. Protein Assays and Hepatobiliary Function Tests
    33. Kidney Function Tests
    34. Pancreatic Function Tests
    35. Electrolyte and Acid-Base Status
    36. Miscellaneous Tests

    UNIT 7: MICROBIOLOGY
    37. Introduction to Microbiology
    38. Equipment and Supplies
    39. Sample Collection and Handling
    40. Staining Specimens
    41. Culture Techniques
    42. Antimicrobial Sensitivity Testing
    43. Additional Testing
    44. Mycology

    UNIT 8: PARASITOLOGY
    45. Nematodes
    46. Cestodes, Trematodes, and Acantocephelans
    47. Protozoa and Rickettsia
    48. Arthropods
    49. Sample Collection and Handling
    50. Diagnostic Techniques

    UNIT 9: CYTOLOGY
    51. Sample Collection and Handling
    52. Preparation of Cytology Smears
    53. Microscopic Evaluation
    54. Cytology of Specific Sites

    Appendix A: Reference Ranges
    Appendix B: Bacterial Pathogens of Veterinary Importance
    Appendix C: Professional Associations Related to Veterinary Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics
    Appendix D: Common Parasites of Some Exotic Animal Species

     

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