Linne & Ringsrud's Clinical Laboratory Science: The Basics and Routine Techniques

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-01-25
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science
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Updated and easy-to-use, Linne & Ringsrud's Clinical Laboratory Science: The Basics and Routine Techniques, 6 th Edition delivers a fundamental overview of the laboratory skills and techniques essential for success in your classes and your career. Author Mary Louise Turgeon's simple, straightforward writing clarifies complex concepts, and a discipline-by-discipline approach helps you build the knowledge to confidently perform clinical laboratory tests and ensure accurate, effective results. Expert insight from respected educator and author Mary Louise Turgeon reflects the full spectrum of clinical laboratory science.Engaging full-color design and illustrations familiarize you with what you'll see under the microscope.Streamlined approach makes must-know concepts and practices more accessible.Broad scope provides an ideal introduction to clinical laboratory science at various levels, including MLS/MLT and Medical Assisting.Hands-on procedures guide you through the exact steps you'll perform in the lab.Learning objectives help you identify key chapter content and study more effectively.Case studies challenge you to apply concepts to realistic scenarios.Review questions at the end of each chapter help you assess your understanding and identify areas requiring additional study.A companion Evolve website provides convenient online access to procedures, glossary, audio glossary and links to additional information. Updated instrumentation coverage familiarizes you with the latest technological advancements in clinical laboratory science.Perforated pages make it easy for you to take procedure instructions with you into the lab.Enhanced organization helps you study more efficiently and quickly locate the information you need.Convenient glossary provides fast, easy access to definitions of key terms.

Table of Contents

Basic Laboratory Techniquesp. 1
Fundamentals of the Clinical Laboratoryp. 3
Safety in the Clinical Laboratoryp. 25
Phlebotomy: Collecting and Processing Bloodp. 53
Systems of Measurement, Laboratory Equipment, and Reagentsp. 78
The Microscopep. 111
Basic and New Techniques in the Clinical Laboratoryp. 129
Laboratory Mathematics and Solution Preparationp. 159
Quality Assessment and Quality Control in the Clinical Laboratoryp. 171
Point-of-Care Testingp. 190
Laboratory Information Systems and Automationp. 199
Clinical Laboratory Specializationsp. 217
Introduction to Clinical Chemistryp. 219
Principles and Practice of Clinical Hematologyp. 264
Introduction to Hemostasisp. 335
Renal Physiology and Urinalysisp. 358
Examination of Body Fluids and Miscellaneous Specimensp. 437
Introduction to Microbiologyp. 458
Immunology and Serologyp. 520
Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicinep. 543
NAACLS Clinical Assistant Competenciesp. 581
English-Spanish Medical Phrases for the Phlebotomistp. 585
Prefixes, Suffixes, and Stem Wordsp. 586
Abbreviationsp. 589
Quick Reference Valuesp. 591
NAACLS Essential Functionsp. 593
Answers to Review Questionsp. 594
Glossaryp. 602
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