Key Features

  • Concise discussions address laboratory approaches to various disorders, possible conclusions from various test results, artifacts and errors in diagnoses, and interpretations leading to various diagnoses.
  • Hundreds of tables, boxes, algorithms, and key points offer at-a-glance information including cautions, common pitfalls, and helpful "pearls," and lead to proper differential and clinical diagnostic decision making.
  • Note boxes identify key considerations in correlating clinical signs with test data for accurate diagnoses, highlight safety precautions, and offer helpful tips for sample preparation and interpretation.
  • Chapters on laboratory diagnostic toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring help in handling potentially fatal poisonings and other special situations.
  • Expert editors and contributors provide clinical knowledge and successful diagnostic problem-solving solutions.
  • A practical appendix lists referral laboratories that may be contacted for certain diseases, and reference values with the normal or expected range for coagulation, hematology, and more.

Table of Contents

1. General Laboratory Concepts

2. The Complete Blood Count, Bone Marrow Examination and Blood Banking: General Comments and Selected Techniques

3. Erythrocyte Disorders

4. Leukocyte Disorders

5. Hemostatic Abnormalities

6. Electrolyte and Acid-Base Disorders

7. Urinary Disorders

8. Endocrine, Metabolic, and Lipid Disorders

9. Gastrointestinal, Pancreatic, and Hepatic Disorders

10. Fluid Accumulation Disorders

11. Respiratory and Cardiac Disorders

12. Immunologic and Plasma Protein Disorders

13. Reproductive Disorders

14. Neurologic Disorders

15. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

16. Cytology of Inflammatory or Neoplastic Masses

17. Laboratory Diagnostic Toxicology

18. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Appendix I: Listing of Select Referral and Commercial Laboratories

Appendix II: Reference Values

Details

No. of pages:
432
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Electronic ISBN:
9781437706581
Electronic ISBN:
9781455757947
Electronic ISBN:
9781455755028
Print ISBN:
9781437706574

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