Designed to provide a quick, concise guide to the clinical laboratory, Clinical Laboratory Pearls packages all the relevant science and important pathology concepts that residents, practicing pathologists, and laboratory technicians need to know in a book that fits inside the pocket of a lab coat. This handy, convenient resource offers "pearls" of wisdom, which are concepts, key points, and practical advice gained by the collective experience of a team of experts, as well as information on the most common laboratory tests and processes
Blood bank: blood collection; blood components; blood groups; transfusion-related testing; transfusion reactions; hemapheresis; inspections. Hematology: red cells; white cells; platelets and coagulation. Microbiology: introduction; bacteria; mycobacteria; viruses; fungi; parasites; arthropods; antibiotic testing. Chemistry: acid-base and blood gases; electrolytes; enzymes; urinalysis; renal function testing; body fluids; toxicology; endicrinology; lipids; tumour markers; miscellaneous tests. Immunology: inflammation and repair; immunity; complement; human leukocyte antigens (HLA); hypersensitivity; immunodeficiency; autoimmunity; collagen-vascular diseases; serology; transplantation. Special topics: instrumentation; flow cytometry; cytogenetics; spirometry; laboratory management and quality control.