Updated and easy-to-use, Linne & Ringsrud's Clinical Laboratory Science: The Basics and Routine Techniques, 6th Edition delivers a fundamental overview of the laboratory skills and techniques essential for success in your classes and your career. Author Mary Louise Turgeon's simple, straightforward writing clarifies complex concepts, and a discipline-by-discipline approach helps you build the knowledge to confidently perform clinical laboratory tests and ensure accurate, effective results.
PART I: Basic Laboratory Techniques 1. Fundamentals of the Clinical Laboratory 2. Safety in the Clinical Laboratory 3. Quality Assessment and Quality Control in the Clinical Laboratory 4. Phlebotomy: Collecting and Processing Blood 5. The Microscope 6. Systems of Measurement, Laboratory Equipment, and Reagents 7. Laboratory Mathematics and Solution Preparation 8. Basic and New Techniques in the Clinical Laboratory 9. Delivery of Laboratory Testing: From Point-of-Care Testing to Total Automation PART II: Clinical Laboratory Specializations 10. Introduction to Clinical Chemistry 11. Principles and Practice of Clinical Hematology 12. Introduction to Hemostasis 13. Renal Physiology and Urinalysis 14. Examination of Body Fluids and Miscellaneous Specimens 15. Introduction to Microbiology 16. Immunology and Serology 17. Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine Appendix A: Prefixes, Suffixes, and Stem Words Appendix B: Abbreviations Appendix C: Quick Reference Values Appendix D: Answers to End of Chapter Review Questions and Case Studies Questions Glossary