Key Features

  • Made Easy format.

  • Aimed at the clinician using clinical chemistry tests on the ward (and not the laboratory-based scientist).

  • Will allow rationale choice of correct test.

  • Gives guidance on how to react to abnormal results

Table of Contents

Sodium and water balance. Disorders of potassium balance. Assessment of renal function and urinary protein excretion. Metabolic acid–base disorders. Arterial blood gas analysis. Calcium, phosphate and magnesium metabolism. Liver function tests. Lipid disorders. Markers of cardiac and muscle injury and disease. Immunological investigations.


Churchill Livingstone
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About the authors

Jeremy Hughes

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer in Medicine, University Hospital, Nottingham, UK

J. Ashley Jefferson

Affiliations and Expertise

Division of Nephrology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA