Discover how analytical chemistry supports the
latest clinical research. . .
This book details the role played by analytical chemistry in fostering
clinical research. Readers will discover how a broad range of analytical
techniques support all phases of clinical research, from early stages to the
implementation of practical applications. Moreover, the contributing authors'
careful step-by-step guidance enables readers to better understand standardized
techniques and steer clear of everyday problems that can arise in the lab.
Analytical Techniques for Clinical Chemistry opens with an overview of the
legal and regulatory framework governing clinical lab analysis. Next, it details
the latest progress in instrumentation and applications in such fields as
biomonitoring, diagnostics, food quality, biomarkers, pharmaceuticals, and
forensics. Comprised of twenty-five chapters divided into three sections
exploring Fundamentals, Selected Applications, and Future Trends, the book
covers such critical topics as:
- Uncertainty in clinical chemistry measurements
- Metal toxicology in
clinical, forensic, and chemical pathology
- Role of analytical chemistry in
the safety of drug therapy
- Atomic spectrometric techniques for the analysis
of clinical samples
- Biosensors for drug analysis
- Use of X-ray techniques in medical research
Each chapter is written by one or more leading pioneers and experts in
analytical chemistry. Contributions are based on a thorough review and analysis
of the current literature as well as the authors' own firsthand experiences in
the lab. References at the end of each chapter serve as a gateway to the
literature, enabling readers to explore individual topics in greater depth.
Presenting the latest achievements and challenges in the
field, Analytical Techniques for Clinical Chemistry
sets the foundation for future advances in
laboratory research techniques.