Using a discipline-by-discipline approach, Linne & Ringsrud's Clinical Laboratory Science: Concepts, Procedures, and Clinical Applications, 7th Edition provides a fundamental overview of the skills and techniques you need to work in a clinical laboratory and perform routine clinical lab tests. Coverage of basic laboratory techniques includes key topics such as safety, measurement techniques, and quality assessment. Clear, straightforward instructions simplify lab procedures, and are described in the CLSI (Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute) format. Written by well-known CLS educator Mary Louise Turgeon, this text includes perforated pages so you can easily detach procedure sheets and use them as a reference in the lab!
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