Here's a concise, comprehensive, and carefully structured
introduction to the analysis of non-blood body fluids. Through six editions, the
authors, noted educators and clinicians, have taught generations of students the
theoretical and practical knowledge every clinical laboratory scientist needs to
handle and analyze non-blood body fluids, and to keep themselves and their
laboratories safe from infectious agents. Their practical, focused, and reader
friendly approach first presents the foundational concepts of renal function and
urinalysis. Then, step by step, they focus on the examination of urine,
cerebrospinal fluid, semen, synovial fluid, serous fluid, amniotic fluid, feces,
and vaginal secretions. The Sixth Edition has been completely updated to include
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- Uses a clear, reader-friendly writing style.
- Examines the chemistry of urinalysis, including - Reactions on dip sticks, confirmatory methods, causes of false positives and
negatives, and different levels of sensitivity in the two major dip stick
- Organizes reagent strip information with headers that
clearly delineate the clinical significance, reactions, and interference.
- Uses case studies and clinical situations to promote
problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
- Provides procedure and summary boxes for quick
reference. Includes study questions at the end of each chapter that emulate
questions on the national ASCP examination.
- Discusses the safety precautions needed to guard
against hazards related to urine and body fluid analyses.
- Features more than 175 full-color slides of urine,
cerebrospinal, seminal, synovial, serous, and vaginal fluids, positioned close
to the related text.
- Reviews renal physiology and renal function testing.
- Offers comprehensive discussions of the physical,
chemical, and microscopic analyses of urine.
- Describes, in detail, the laboratory tests used for
the diagnosis and monitoring of diseases of glomerular, tubular, interstitial,
and vascular origins.
- Covers quality assurance and management, including
requirements of accrediting agencies.
- Discusses instrumentation currently used the