Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology presents the development in the medical laboratory science. It discusses the general laboratory glassware and apparatus. It addresses a more specialized procedure in mechanization, automation, and data processing. Some of the topics covered in the book are the composition of glass; cleaning of glassware; the technique of using volumetric pipettes; technique for centrifugation; the production of chemically pure water; principal foci of a converging lens; micrometry; magnification; setting up the microscope; and fluorescence microscopy. The precautions against infection are covered. The storage of chemicals and treatment of accidents are discussed. The text describes the collection and reporting of specimens. A study of the fundamentals of chemistry and endocrine systems is presented. A chapter is devoted to the elementary colorimetry and spectro-photometry. Another section focuses on the introduction to clinical chemistry and blood gas analysis. The book can provide useful information to scientists, physicists, doctors, students, and researchers.
Introduction Section One: General 1 General Laboratory Glassware and Apparatus 2 Elementary Microscopy 3 Safety Precautions 4 Collection and Reporting of Specimens Section Two: Clinical Chemistry 5 Some Fundamentals of Chemistry 6 Instrumentation 7 Introduction to Clinical Chemistry 8 Gastric and Pancreatic Function Tests 9 Liver Function Tests 10 Renal Function Tests 11 Chemical Analysis of Cerebrospinal Fluid Section Three: Histology 12 Introduction to Histology 13 Fixation 14 Decalcification 15 Dehydration, Impregnation and Embedding Techniques 16 Section Cutting 17 Biological Staining 18 Staining Procedures 19 Cytological Techniques Section Four: Microbiology 20 Introduction to Microbiology 21 Microscopic Examination of Bacteria 22 Sterilization 23 The Use of Culture Media 24 Preparation of Culture Media 25 Methods for Anaerobic Cultivation of Bacteria 26 Antigen-Antibody Reactions 27 Routine Bacteriological Examination of Specimens Section Five: Hematology 28 Introduction to Hematology 29 Blood Coagulation 30 Enumeration of Blood Cells 31 Hemoglobin Estimation 32 Tests for Erythrocyte Sedimentation and Fragility 33 Tests for Blood Coagulation 34 Hematological Indices Section Six: Blood Transfusion Technique 35 Introduction 36 Inheritance of the ABO Blood Group 37 The Rhesus System 38 Blood Group Immunoglobulins 39 Blood Transfusion 40 Blood Grouping Technique Bibliography Appendix Glossary Index
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1976
- 1st January 1976
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