Handbook of Clinical Pathology, Volume 236

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Robert W. McKenna, Joseph H. Keffer
American Society of Clinical Pathologists, 2000 - Medical - 571 pages
The technology and practice of pathology is advancing at an ever increasing pace. The best practices of only a few years ago may today be out of date. Nowhere is this seen more than in the very basic subject of test selection and interpretation. The Handbook of Clinical Pathology is a useful, succinct reference for the practice of pathology. With contributions by 20 noted authors, this 2nd edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect the practice of clinical pathology today. The Handbook of Clinical Pathology is organized and presented in a new, clear format that makes this book both useful and attractive. The sequence of discussion in the text has been restructured to reflect new priorities in the practice. Among the subjects the text covers are renal function tests, urinalysis, cerebrospinal fluid, liver function tests, assessment of myocardial injury, toxicology and substance abuse testing, cytogenetics, and immunodeficiency diseases. New chapters on inherited metabolic disease, molecular diagnosis, viral infections, pediatric laboratory medicine, and andrology and fertility assessment, have been added. The Handbook of Clinical Pathology presents extensive information in tables, figures, and algorithms for quick reference. Physicians and other health care professionals will find The Handbook of Clinical Pathology a valued reference, useful every day. Medical students and students in laboratory medicine-related fields, will rely on it as a primary resource. Anyone who has relied on the first edition will want to own this updated and expanded edition.

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