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Clinical Laboratory Chemistry, 2nd edition

  • Robert Sunheimer
  • Linda Graves

Published by Pearson (January 19th 2017) - Copyright © 2018

2nd edition

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Specifically designed for use in Clinical Chemistry courses in clinical laboratory technician/medical laboratory technician (CLT/MLT) and clinical laboratory science/medical technology (CLS/MT) education programs.

A reader-friendly introduction that focuses on the essential analytes CLT/MLT and CLS/MT students will use in the lab

Clinical Laboratory Chemistry is a part of Pearson’s Clinical Laboratory Science series of textbooks, which is designed to balance theory and application in an engaging and useful way. Highly readable, the book concentrates on clinically significant analyses students are likely to encounter in the lab. The combination of detailed technical information and real-life case studies helps learners envision themselves as members of the health care team, providing the laboratory services specific to chemistry that assist in patient care. The book’s fundamental approach and special features allow students to analyze and synthesize information, and better understand the ever-evolving nature of clinical chemistry. The Second Edition has been streamlined and updated to include four new chapters covering safety, pediatrics, geriatrics, and nutrition; real-life mini cases; new figures and photographs; updated sources and citations; and a complete teaching and learning package.

Table of contents

1. Laboratory Basics
2. Safety in the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory
3. Laboratory Statistics, Method Development, and Quality Control
4. Instrumentation, Laboratory Automation, and Informatics
5. Immunoassays
6. Molecular Diagnostics
7. Carbohydrates
8. Lipids and Lipoproteins
9. Amino Acids and Proteins
10. Enzymes
11. Nonprotein Nitrogen and Renal Function
12. Body Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis
13. Blood Gases, pH, and Acid-Base Balance
14. Mineral and Bone Metabolism
15. The Endocrine System
16. Gastrointestinal Function
17. Pancreas
18. Cardiac Function
19. Liver Function
20. Iron, Porphyrins, and Hemoglobin
21. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
22. Toxic Substances
23. Nutrition and Vitamins
24. Tumor Markers
25. Geriatric Clinical Chemistry
26. Pediatrics

U.S. Customary System of Measurement of Length, Area, Liquid, and Mass
Conversions From U.S. Customary Metric Units
Metric Prefixes for the Basic Units of Measurement
Conversion Among Different Measurements Within the Metric System
Base Units of Le Système Internationale D’unités
Derived Units of Le Système Internationale D’unités
Common Acids and Bases Used in Laboratories
Ph Values and their Corresponding Hydrogen and Hydroxyl Molar Concentrations
Nomogram for the Determination of Body Surface Area of Children and Adults

Body Mass Index (BMI) Table

Reference intervals for Selected Analytes

Periodic Table of Elements

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