Volume thirty-nine in the internationally acclaimed Advances in Clinical Chemistry, contains chapters submitted from leading experts from academia and clinical laboratory science. Authors are from a diverse field of clinical chemistry disciplines and diagnostics ranging from basic biochemical exploration to cutting edge microarray technology. In keeping with the tradition of the series, this volume emphasizes novel laboratory advances with application not only to both clinical laboratory diagnostics, but as well as practical basic science studies. This volume of Advances in Clinical Chemistry is an indispensable resource and practical guide for twenty-first century practitioners of clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, pathology, and clinical laboratory sciences in general.

Key Features

*Presents advances in assay methods such as immuno-PCR technology and proteomic assessment *Discusses the development and potential applications of novel biomarkers of chronic conditions (i.e,. Alzheimer's disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease and depression) *Addresses molecular and biochemical findings in the aging process


Clinical chemists, pathologists, medical technologists, and researchers

Table of Contents

1. A Clinical and Analytical Review of Ischemia Modified Albumin Measured by the Albumin Cobalt Binding Test 2. Human Tissue Kallikreins: From Gene Structure to Function and Clinical Applications 3. Cholesterol and lipids in depression: stress, hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical axis and inflammation/immunity 4. Advances on Biological Markers in Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease 5. Endothelial Microparticles (EMP) as Vascular Disease Markers 6. Proteomics in Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis 7. Molecular Determinants of Human Longevity 8. Laboratory Findings of Caloric Restriction in Rodents and Primates 9. Immuno-PCR as a clinical laboratory tool


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