Summary: Clinical Laboratory Science: The Basics and Routine Techniques provides both a fundamental overview of the field of clinical laboratory science and a discipline-by-discipline approach to each of the clinical lab science areas. Laboratory skills and techniques are stressed throughout this introductory text, including photometry, pipetting, titration, use of laboratory glassware, laboratory safety, use of the microscope, use of balances and reagent preparation, ...show moreand laboratory calculations. The collection of laboratory specimens is discussed at length, with emphasis on vein and finger puncture techniques. A reference guide to basic clinical chemistry is included in Part II of this book, which also introduces the other divisions of the clinical laboratory, including nematology, coagulation and hemostasis, urinalysis, extravascular fluids and specimens, microbiology, immunology and serology, and immunohematology.
Prepares students for the realities of work in the clinical laboratory with an overview of the field of clinical laboratory science and a discipline-by-discipline approach to each of its areas.
Prepares the reader for the "real world" of the clinical laboratory. The authors have years of research and experience in a frequently changing field, and lend an "in the trenches" view of life in the modern clinical laboratory.
Addresses the "must know" information for survey courses in clinical laboratory science, and reflects the taxonomy levels of the CLS/MT and CLT/MLT exams.
Highlights clinical procedures by placing them in boxes that are easy for students to quickly find.
Includes Case Studies, Review Questions, Key Terms with definitions, Learning Objectives, Chapter Outlines, and Procedure Boxes, which provide excellent opportunities for group or individual study and reinforce the most important information in each chapter.
Includes a Glossary with key terms and definitions to help students with the new scientific terminology they will encounter in their initial clinical laboratory classes. ...show less