Clinical Chemistry, Immunology and Laboratory Quality Control

A Comprehensive Review for Board Preparation, Certification and Clinical Practice

Author: Amitava Dasgupta,Amer Wahed

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124079350

Category: Science

Page: 504

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All pathology residents must have a good command of clinical chemistry, toxicology, immunology, and laboratory statistics to be successful pathologists, as well as to pass the American Board of Pathology examination. Clinical chemistry, however, is a topic in which many senior medical students and pathology residents face challenges. Clinical Chemistry, Immunology and Laboratory Quality Control meets this challenge head on with a clear and easy-to-read presentation of core topics and detailed case studies that illustrate the application of clinical chemistry knowledge to everyday patient care. This basic primer offers practical examples of how things function in the pathology clinic as well as useful lists, sample questions, and a bullet-point format ideal for quick pre-Board review. While larger textbooks in clinical chemistry provide highly detailed information regarding instrumentation and statistics, this may be too much information for students, residents, and clinicians. This book is designed to educate senior medical students, residents, and fellows, and to "refresh" the knowledge base of practicing clinicians on how tests are performed in their laboratories (i.e., method principles, interferences, and limitations). Takes a practical and easy-to-read approach to understanding clinical chemistry and toxicology Covers all important clinical information found in larger textbooks in a more succinct and easy-to-understand manner Covers essential concepts in instrumentation and statistics in such a way that fellows and clinicians understand the methods without having to become specialists in the field Includes chapters on drug-herb interaction and pharmacogenomics, topics not covered by textbooks in the field of clinical chemistry or laboratory medicine
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Microbiology and Molecular Diagnosis in Pathology

A Comprehensive Review for Board Preparation, Certification and Clinical Practice

Author: Audrey Wanger,Violeta Chavez,Richard Huang,Amer Wahed,Amitava Dasgupta,Jeffrey K. Actor

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128092386

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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Microbiology and Molecular Diagnosis in Pathology: A Comprehensive Review for Board Preparation, Certification and Clinical Practice reviews all aspects of microbiology and molecular diagnostics essential to successfully passing the American Board of Pathology exam. This review book will also serve as a first resource for residents who want to become familiar with the diagnostic aspects of microbiology and molecular methods, as well as a refresher course for practicing pathologists. Opening chapters discuss issues of laboratory management, including quality control, biosafety, regulations, and proper handling and reporting of laboratory specimens. Review chapters give a quick overview of specific clinical infections as well as different types of bacteria, viruses, fungal infections, and infections caused by parasites. Following these, coverage focuses on diagnostic tools and specific tests: media for clinical microbiology, specific stains and tests for microbial identifications, susceptibility testing and use of antimicrobial agents, tests for detecting antibodies, antigens, and microbial infections. Two final chapters offer overviews on molecular diagnostics principles and methods as well as the application of molecular diagnostics in clinical practice. Takes a practical and easy-to-read approach to understanding microbiology at an appropriate level for both board preparation as well as a professional refresher course Covers all important clinical information found in larger textbooks in a more succinct and easy-to-understand manner Covers essential concepts in microbiology in such a way that residents, fellows, and clinicians understand the methods and tests without having to become specialists in the field Offers a quick overview of specific clinical infections as well as different types of bacteria, viruses, fungal infections, and infections caused by parasites
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Introduction to Statistical Methods in Pathology

Author: Amir Momeni,Matthew Pincus,Jenny Libien

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319605437

Category: Medical

Page: 317

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This text provides a comprehensive and practical review of the main statistical methods in pathology and laboratory medicine. It introduces statistical concepts used in pathology and laboratory medicine. The information provided is relevant to pathologists both for their day to day clinical practice as well as in their research and scholarly activities. The text will begins by explaining the fundamentals concepts in statistics. In the later sections, these fundamental concepts are expanded and unique applications of statistical methods in pathology and laboratory medicine practice are introduced. Other sections of the text explain research methodology in pathology covering a broad range of topics from study design to analysis of data. Finally, data-heavy novel concepts that are emerging in pathology and pathology research are presented such as molecular pathology and pathology informatics. Introduction to Statistical Methods in Pathology will be of great value for pathologists, pathology residents, basic and translational researchers, laboratory managers and medical students.
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Accurate Results in the Clinical Laboratory

A Guide to Error Detection and Correction

Author: Amitava Dasgupta,Jorge L. Sepulveda

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0124158587

Category: Science

Page: 382

View: 9861

This practical, easy-to-use guide, named to Doody’s Core Titles 2013, addresses interference issues in all laboratory tests, including patient epigenetics, process of specimen collection, enzymes, biomarkers. Clinicians and laboratory scientists can therefore rely on one reference which speaks to both their needs of accurate specimen analysis and optimal patient care. Erroneous hospital and pathology laboratory results can be confusing and problematic, especially in acute care situations. While some factors creating interference, can be identified in the laboratory, detecting many others is often dependent on clinical details unavailable to the laboratory scientists or pathologists. Therefore, clinicians must become proficient in identifying such erroneous reports, and working with pathologists and laboratory scientists so that they can understand the source of such interferences, correct the results, and then decide what course of action must be followed for proper patient management. Named to Doody’s Core Titles 2013, a collection development tool for health sciences libraries of all sizes, by Doody Enterprises Practical information for both clinicians and laboratory scientists, presented in the form of tables and charts for easy reference Focus on range and sources of interferences rather than details of toxicologic mechanisms which are well covered in toxicology textbooks Covers interferences across endocrine, oncology, hematology, immunohistochemistry, immunology, serology, microbiology, and molecular testing
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Hematology and Coagulation

A Comprehensive Review for Board Preparation, Certification and Clinical Practice

Author: Amer Wahed,Amitava Dasgupta

Publisher: Elsevier Science Limited

ISBN: 9780128002414

Category: Medical

Page: 305

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Hematology and Coagulation is a clear and easy-to-read presentation of core topics and detailed case studies that illustrate the application of hematopathology knowledge to everyday patient care. In order to be successful, as well as to pass the American Board of Pathology examination, all pathology residents must have a good command of hematopathology, including the challenging topics of hematology and coagulation. Hematology and Coagulation meets this challenge head on. This basic primer offers practical examples of how things function in the hematopathology clinic as well as useful lists, sample questions, and a bullet-point format ideal for quick pre-board review. This book provides only the most clinically relevant examples designed to educate senior medical students, residents and fellows and "refresh" the knowledge base, without overwhelming students, residents, and clinicians. Takes a practical and easy-to-read approach to understanding hematology and coagulation at an appropriate level for both board preparation as well as a professional refresher course Covers all important clinical information found in larger textbooks in a more succinct and easy-to-understand manner Covers essential concepts in hematopathology in such a way that fellows and clinicians understand the methods without having to become specialists in the field
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Transfusion Medicine for Pathologists

A Comprehensive Review for Board Preparation, Certification, and Clinical Practice

Author: Brian Castillo,Amitava Dasgupta,Kimberly Klein,Hlaing Tint,Amer Wahed

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128143142

Category: Science

Page: 222

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Transfusion Medicine for Pathologists: A Comprehensive Review for Board Preparation, Certification, and Clinical Practice is a concise study guide designed to complement standard textbooks in the field of clinical pathology. Pathology residents and fellows of transfusion medicine will find this book useful as a preparation tool for their exams. In addition, the book is a valuable timesaver for busy residents looking for a focused and compact study guide on transfusion medicine that will also be ideal for practicing pathologists who cross-cover transfusion medicine in their clinical practice. Incorporates key words at the end of each chapter for quick review before an exam Includes concise and easy-to-digest chapters ranging from Donor Selection and Testing, to Blood Bank Testing, Transfusion Reactions, Apheresis, Hemotherapy, Special Transfusion Situations, and more Focuses on key topics to study for board examinations, saving time during busy residency programs
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Clinical Chemistry

Fundamentals and Laboratory Techniques

Author: Donna Larson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323292534

Category: Medical

Page: 736

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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. 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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Laboratory Quality Management System

Handbook

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789241548274

Category: Medical

Page: 247

View: 6253

Achieving, maintaining and improving accuracy, timeliness and reliability are major challenges for health laboratories. Countries worldwide committed themselves to build national capacities for the detection of, and response to, public health events of international concern when they decided to engage in the International Health Regulations implementation process. Only sound management of quality in health laboratories will enable countries to produce test results that the international community will trust in cases of international emergency. This handbook was developed through collaboration between the WHO Lyon Office for National Epidemic Preparedness and Response, the United States of America Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Laboratory Systems, and the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI). It is based on training sessions and modules provided by the CDC and WHO in more than 25 countries, and on guidelines for implementation of ISO 15189 in diagnostic laboratories, developed by CLSI. This handbook is intended to provide a comprehensive reference on Laboratory Quality Management System for all stakeholders in health laboratory processes, from management, to administration, to bench-work laboratorians. This handbook covers topics that are essential for quality management of a public health or clinical laboratory. They are based on both ISO 15189 and CLSI GP26-A3 documents. Each topic is discussed in a separate chapter. The chapters follow the framework developed by CLSI and are organized as the "12 Quality System Essentials".
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Clinical Immunology E-Book

Principles and Practice

Author: Robert R. Rich,Thomas A. Fleisher,William T. Shearer,Harry W. Schroeder Jr.,Anthony J. Frew,Cornelia M. Weyand

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723437106

Category: Medical

Page: 1500

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Offer your patients the best possible care with clear, reliable guidance from one of the most respected and trusted resources in immunology. Authoritative answers from internationally renowned leaders in the field equip you with peerless advice and global best practices to enhance your diagnosis and management of a full range of immunologic problems. Depend on authoritative information from leading experts in the field who equip you with peerless advice and global best practices to enhance your diagnosis and management of a full range of immunologic problems. Focus on the information that’s most relevant to your daily practice through a highly clinical focus and an extremely practical organization that expedites access to the answers you need. Stay at the forefront of your field with cutting-edge coverage of the human genome project, immune-modifier drugs, and many other vital.
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Clinical Pathology Board Review

Author: Steven L. Spitalnik,Suzanne Arinsburg,Jeffrey Jhang

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9781455711390

Category: Medical

Page: 696

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Clinical Pathology Board Review covers all of the major subject areas of clinical pathology, presenting you with an essential study guide for certification or recertification. Designed as a companion to Anatomic Pathology Board Review, 2nd Edition, this brand-new medical reference book will be a welcome resource for pathology residents and practicing pathologists alike. Understand all of the major subject areas of clinical pathology tested on the Clinical Pathology board exam, including chemistry, hematology, coagulation, microbiology, immunology (including HLA testing), transfusion medicine (including therapeutic apheresis), cytogenetics, and molecular diagnostics. Prepare for the boards with help from multiple-choice questions offered in a format that mimics that of the actual test. Effectively grasp key concepts with questions that integrate various areas of clinical pathology, as well as questions that bridge concepts in clinical pathology with those in anatomic pathology. Understand why an answer is correct or incorrect with help from brief explanations accompanying each. Review key concepts in laboratory medicine, correlate them to the associated clinical or laboratory information, and apply them to the diagnosis and management of human disease. Includes PIN-code access to the Clinical Pathology Board Review assessment and testing website, which features all of the questions in the print book, along with additional interactive questions presented in practice mode (with immediate feedback) or timed test mode (with feedback and score given after test is taken). The site will score and return metrics to highlight areas of strength and weakness. Designed as a companion to Anatomic Pathology Board Review, 2nd Edition (ISBN: 9781455711406).
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BOR Study Guide

Clinical Laboratory Certification Examinations

Author: Patricia A. Tanabe,E. Blair Holladay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780891895879

Category: Medical laboratory technology

Page: 484

View: 6647

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Pathology Exam Review

Author: Atif Ali Ahmed,Ronald M. Przygodzki

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451147813

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 1641

The only review book to cover both anatomic and clinical pathology, Pathology Exam Review offers excellent preparation for the American Board of Pathology Anatomic and Clinical Pathology examinations. The book contains 1,500 board-formatted multiple-choice questions with short explanatory answers, equally divided between anatomic and clinical pathology. Anatomic pathology coverage includes general pathology, cytopathology, autopsy pathology, surgical pathology, immunohistochemistry, and electron microscopy. Clinical pathology coverage includes immunology, medical microbiology (bacteriology, mycology, virology and parasitology), transfusion medicine, hematology, coagulation, clinical chemistry, and molecular pathology and genetics. Many of the questions are accompanied by full-color images. A companion Website will include the fully searchable text, a question bank, and an image bank.
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SUCCESS! in Clinical Laboratory Science

Author: Anna P. Ciulla,Donald C. Lehman

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780135126486

Category: Medical

Page: 1129

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Completely updated in a new edition this valuable review book prepares a wide range of laboratory professionals for certification examinations by presenting them with the latest technology and terminology, as well as current test taking formats. Its large number of practice questions, variety of practice modes, and explanations for clarification prepare learner for success on examinations. Comprehensive coverage of laboratory medicine includes clinical chemistry, hematology, hemostasis, immunology, immunohematology, microbiology, uranalysis and body fluids, molecular diagnostics, laboratory calculations, general laboratory principles and safety, laboratory management, education, and computers and laboratory informatics. For clinical laboratory directors, pathologists specializing in laboratory medicine, resident and attending physicians, hematologists, chemists, immunohematologists, microbiologists, biosafety officers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and infection control practitioners.
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Clinical Immunology and Serology

A Laboratory Perspetive

Author: Chrstine Dorresteyn Stevens,Linda E Miller

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803658567

Category: Medical

Page: 576

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The perfect balance of theory and practice! Here’s the must-have information you need to understand the essential principles of immunology and to master the serology techniques most commonly used in the laboratory. Easy-to-read, student-friendly coverage focuses on the direct application of theory to clinical laboratory practice, preparing you for the real world in which you will practice. The 4th Edition of this popular text has been completely updated and revised throughout to reflect the latest advances in the field. A brand-new full-color layout makes the content easier to understand than ever before.
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Molecular Diagnostics

For the Clinical Laboratorian

Author: William B. Coleman,Gregory J. Tsongalis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1592599281

Category: Medical

Page: 567

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MLT Exam Secrets Study Guide

MLT Test Review for the Medical Laboratory Technician Examination

Author: Mometrix Media LLC

Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc

ISBN: 9781610720199

Category: Medical

Page: 124

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***Includes Practice Test Questions*** MLT Exam Secrets helps you ace the Medical Laboratory Technician Examination, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive MLT Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. MLT Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to MLT Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; Comprehensive sections including: Blood Bank, Autologous Donation, Delayed Hemolytic Transfusion Reactions, Kleihauer-Betke Acid Elution Test, Human Leukocyte Antigens, Indirect Antiglobulin Test (IAT), Yersinia Enterocolitica., Transfusions, Donath-Landsteiner Test, Duffy blood Group System, ABO blood System, Urinalysis and Body Fluids, Creatinine Clearance, Methods of Urine Collection, Cerebrospinal Fluid, Addis count Procedure, Phenylketonuria (PKU), Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP), Crigler-Najjar Syndrome, Jendrassik-Grof, Evelyn-Malloy, Western blot Test, ELISA Technique, Gas Chromatography, The Biuret Procedure, Enzyme Reaction, Toxic Overdose, Cushing Syndrome, Lactose Tolerance Test, Hematology, Types of Franulocytes, Granulocyte, Bone Marrow, Atypical Lymphocytes, and much more...
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Clinical Diagnostic Technology

The Total Testing Process

Author: Kory M. Ward,Craig A. Lehmann,Robert H. Williams

Publisher: Amer. Assoc. for Clinical Chemistry

ISBN: 9781890883898

Category: Medical

Page: 3

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Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook

Author: Amy L. Leber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781555818807

Category: Medical

Page: 2700

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Continues to serve as the sole major publication providing step-by-step protocols and descriptions that enable clinical microbiologists and laboratory staff personnel to perform all analyses from the receipt of the specimen through processing, testing, interpretation, presentation of the final report, and subsequent consultation.
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