This useful book has been brought right up to date by Dr. Richard McPherson, Chairman of the Department of Pathology at the Medical College of Virginia. The same overall organization and content that clinical users have found so helpful over the past three editions has been updated, with new content being added to all areas. More on amino acids and cardiovascular disease risk assessment in adultsBlood grouping and identification of red cell antibodies with specific antigens and proceduresThe addition of bromide to the Electrolytes sectionUpdated information on the clinical utility of existing Endocrinology tests Significant expansion in Hemostasis, including many new assays in thrombophilia and other areasIn the Immunology section, there are many new essays in cellular immunity, flow cytometry, and autoimmunityMany more new drugs and methods under InterferencesIn the section on Tumor Markers, there is added information about the FDA's new approval policyNEW topic: Geriatric Laboratory Testing· SECTION II: Molecular PathologyThis section has been expanded significantly to reflect the experiences laboratories have had with new *DNA tests implemented over the last five years, especially in the areas of infectious diseases and identity testing.· SECTION III: Therapeutic DrugsSeveral newly introduced drugs have been added to this section.· SECTION IV: MicrobiologyGeneral updates to match the advances in research and practice.
New information in this edition includes:
SECTION I: General Clinical Tests
Section 1 Preanalytical aspects New!
Section 2 General Clinical Tests
Section 3 Molecular Diagnostics
Section 4 Therapeutic Drugs and Drugs of Abuse
Section 5 Clinical Microbiology
Section 6 Immunophenotyping Markers New!
Section 7 Pharmacogenomics New!
Section 8 Allergy Testing New!