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Clinical Chemistry

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ISBN: 978-1-4557-4214-1

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Clinical Chemistry

Fundamentals and Laboratory Techniques

By Donna Larson, EdD, MT(ASCP)DLM

736 pages
Trim Size 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
Copyright 2016
$139.99, Paperback, Reference

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Gain a clear understanding of pathophysiology and lab testing! Clinical Chemistry: Fundamentals and Laboratory Techniques prepares you for success as a medical lab technician by simplifying complex chemistry concepts and lab essentials including immunoassays, molecular diagnostics, and quality control. A pathophysiologic approach covers diseases that are commonly diagnosed through chemical tests — broken down by body system and category — such as respiratory, gastrointestinal, and cardiovascular conditions. Written by clinical chemistry educator Donna Larson and a team of expert contributors, this full-color book is ideal for readers who may have minimal knowledge of chemistry and are learning laboratory science for the first time.

Key Features

  • Full-color illustrations and design simplify complex concepts and make learning easier by highlighting important material.
  • Case studies help you apply information to real-life scenarios.
  • Pathophysiology and Analytes section includes information related to diseases or conditions, such as a biochemistry review, disease mechanisms, clinical correlation, and laboratory analytes and assays.
  • Evolve companion website includes case studies and animations that reinforce what you’ve learned from the book.
  • Laboratory Principles section covers safety, quality assurance, and other fundamentals of laboratory techniques. 
  • Review questions at the end of each chapter are tied to the learning objectives, helping you review and retain the material. 
  • Critical thinking questions and discussion questions help you think about and apply key points and concepts.
  • Other Aspects of Clinical Chemistry section covers therapeutic drug monitoring, toxicology, transplantation, and emergency preparedness.
  • Learning objectives in each chapter help you to remember key points or to analyze and synthesize concepts in clinical chemistry. 
  • A list of key words Is provided at the beginning of each chapter, and these are also bolded in the text. 
  • Chapter summaries consist of bulleted lists and tables highlighting the most important points of each chapter.
  • A glossary at the back of the book provides a quick reference to definitions of all clinical chemistry terms.

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By Donna Larson, EdD, MT(ASCP)DLM, Dean of Allied Health Mt Hood Community College Gresham, Oregon

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