Key Features

  • Understand all of the major subject areas of clinical pathology tested on the Clinical Pathology board exam, including chemistry, hematology, coagulation, microbiology, immunology (including HLA testing), transfusion medicine (including therapeutic apheresis), cytogenetics, and molecular diagnostics.
  • Prepare for the boards with help from multiple-choice questions offered in a format that mimics that of the actual test.
  • Effectively grasp key concepts with questions that integrate various areas of clinical pathology, as well as questions that bridge concepts in clinical pathology with those in anatomic pathology.
  • Understand why an answer is correct or incorrect with help from brief explanations accompanying each.
  • Review key concepts in laboratory medicine, correlate them to the associated clinical or laboratory information, and apply them to the diagnosis and management of human disease.
  • Includes PIN-code access to the Clinical Pathology Board Review assessment and testing website, which features all of the questions in the print book, along with additional interactive questions presented in practice mode (with immediate feedback) or timed test mode (with feedback and score given after test is taken). The site will score and return metrics to highlight areas of strength and weakness.
  • Designed as a companion to Anatomic Pathology Board Review, 2nd Edition (ISBN: 9781455711406).

Table of Contents

1. Laboratory Management: General Principles, Statistics, and Test Interpretation

2. Laboratory Management: Quality Management, Regulations, Quality Control

3. General Laboratory: Instrumentation, Analytic Techniques, Automation, Point of Care Testing, and Informatics

4. Clinical Chemistry: Endocrine (Thyroid, Pituitary, Adrenal, Bone, Pancreas, Reproductive) and Catecholamines

5. Clinical Chemistry: Liver, Gastrointestinal, Pancreas, Biliary Tract

6. Clinical Chemistry: Toxicology and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

7. Clinical Chemistry: Lipids and Glycoproteins

8. Clinical Chemistry: Cardiac, Cancer, and other Biomarkers

9. Clinical Chemistry: Electrolytes, Blood Gases, Renal Function

10. Hematology: Red Blood Cells

11. Hematology: White Blood Cells, Lymph Nodes, and Flow Cytometry

12. Hematology: Platelets (Qualitative and Quantitative)

13. Body Fluids and Clinical Microscopy

14. Coagulation: Hemostasis and Thrombosis (Anticoagulation, Thrombophilias, Fibrinolysis)

15. Immunology, Immunogenetics

16. Microbiology: Bacteriology, Mycobacteriology, Mycology

17. Microbiology: Virology

18. Microbiology: Parasitology

19. Transfusion Medicine: Blood Collection, Immunohematology and Transfusion Services

20. Transfusion Medicine: Therapeutic Apheresis

21. Transfusion Medicine: Cellular Therapy

22. Molecular Pathology

23. Cytogenetics

Details

No. of pages:
696
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9780323186551
Print ISBN:
9781455711390

About the authors

Steven Spitalnik

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Vice-Chairman, Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University Medical Center; Medical Director, Clinical Laboratories, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York

Suzanne Arinsburg

Affiliations and Expertise

Instructor, Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York

Jeffrey Jhang

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Blood Bank and Transfusion Service, Associate Professor of Pathology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York