The ONLY comprehensive laboratory reference devoted exclusively to pediatric patients Now, for the first time, all important reference material concerning pediatric laboratory medicine is available in one convenient, up-to-date resource. Pediatric Laboratory Medicine teaches the effective operation of a pediatric clinical operation, and also provides guidelines for teaching trainees. This unique text delivers the how-to instruction necessary to ensure proper handling and testing of pediatric specimens necessary for accurate diagnosis. Written by experienced clinicians, the book covers important topics such as education, day-to-day operations, and provides valuable insights into handling pediatric issues in adult laboratories.
* A complete full-color guide to medical test selection and test result interpretation for disorders and diagnoses specific to pediatric and neonatal populations * Addresses every aspect of handling pediatric specimens in the laboratory, including daily practice, instrumentation, common tests, drug testing, information systems, inborn errors of metabolism, and more * Valuable learning aids in each chapter, including learning objectives, chapter outlines, and chapter review questions
1. Introduction 2. Daily Practice 3. Instrumentation 4. Common Tests 5. Inborn Errors of Metabolism 6. IEM Testing 7. Newborn Screening 8. Cystic Fibrosis 9. Sweat Chloride Testing 10. Pediatric Reference Intervals 11. Maternal-Fetal Testing 12. Drug Testing 13. Pediatric Tumor Marker Testing 14. Information Systems 15. Pediatric Microbiology 16. Pediatric Hematology 17. Pediatric Transfusion Medicine 18. Molecular Diagnostic Testing 19. Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: Diagnosis and Monitoring 20. Hypoglycemia Differential Diagnosis 21. Pediatric Obesity