Volume forty 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

*Addresses biomarkers in heart disease and breast cancer *Presents the latest advances in real-time PCR with regard to clinical laboratory diagnostics *Written by international leaders in the field of clinical chemistry


Clinical chemists, pathologists, medical technologists, and researchers

Table of Contents

1. BNP as a biomarker in heart disease; 2. Pathways of myocyte death: implications for development of clinical laboratory biomarkers; 3. Breast Cancer Biomarkers; 4. Autoantibodies in Autoimmune Liver Disease; 5. Mass spectrometry of advanced glycation end products; 6. Advances in Real-Time PCR: Application to Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics; 7. Growth Factors in Lung Development; 8. Clinical Laboratory Evaluation of Male Subfertility


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