An Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology

An Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology

1st Edition - January 1, 1955

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  • Authors: F. J. Baker, R. E. Silverton, Eveline D. Luckcock
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483195414

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An Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology, Second Edition provides information pertinent to medical laboratory technology. This book discusses the importance of laboratory technology in hospital practice. Organized into seven sections encompassing 33 chapters, this edition begins with an overview of the role of the medical technologist in the diagnosis of disease by the use of certain accepted laboratory methods. This text then explains the general types of glassware that is widely used in medical laboratories. Other chapters consider the main methods of estimating the sugar content of body fluids, methods in feces and gastric analysis, and microscopical and chemical examination of urine. This book discusses as well the microscopic examination of bacteria, which necessitates making smears and hanging-drop preparations on microscope slides. The final chapter deals with some aspects of elementary physiology. This book is a valuable resource for students and junior technicians, as well as for qualified technologists and medical students.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    Preface to the Second Edition

    Preface to the First Edition



    Section I General

    1. General Laboratory Glassware

    2. General Laboratory Apparatus

    3. Elementary Glass-Blowing

    4. Elementary Microscopy

    Section II Chemistry

    5. General Chemistry

    6. Elementary Colorimetry

    7. Urine

    8. Blood

    9. Faeces and Gastric Analysis

    10. Examination of Cerebrospinal Fluid

    Section III Histology

    11. Fixation

    12. Decalcification

    13. Paraffin Wax Technique

    14. Section Cutting

    15. Biological Staining

    16. Staining Procedures

    Section IV Bacteriology

    17. Introduction to Bacteriology

    18. Sterilization

    19. The Use of Culture Media

    20. Preparation of Culture Media

    21. Anaerobic Methods

    22. Simple Agglutination Test

    23. Routine Bacteriological Examination of Specimens

    24. The Care and Maintenance of Laboratory Animals

    Section V Haematology

    25. Introduction to Haematology

    26. Haematological Techniques

    27. Colour Index and Absolute Values

    Section VI Blood Transfusion Technique

    28. Introduction to Blood Transfusion Techniques

    29. Blood Groups

    30. Blood Grouping Techniques

    31. Solutions and Apparatus Used in Blood Transfusion

    32. Blood Storage and Refrigeration Principles

    Section VII Physiology

    33. Some Aspects of Elementary Physiology






Product details

  • No. of pages: 342
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1955
  • Published: January 1, 1955
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483195414

About the Authors

F. J. Baker

R. E. Silverton

Eveline D. Luckcock

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