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Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780407001541, 9781483182568

Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology

5th Edition

Authors: F. J. Baker R. E. Silverton
eBook ISBN: 9781483182568
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1976
Page Count: 746
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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.

Table of Contents


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






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F. J. Baker

R. E. Silverton

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