Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 6th Edition
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Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 6th Edition


A condensed, student-friendly version of Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry, this text uses a laboratory perspective to provide you with the chemistry fundamentals you need to work in a real-world, clinical lab. Accurate chemical structures are included to explain the key chemical features of relevant molecules. Offering complete, accurate coverage of key topics in the field, it's everything that you expect from the Tietz name!
  • More than 500 illustrations and easy-to-read tables help you understand and remember key concepts.
  • Key words, learning objectives, and other student-friendly features reinforce important material.
  • Chapter review questions are included in an appendix to test your knowledge.
  • A two-color design makes it easier to read and easy to find important topics.
  • In-depth, reader-friendly content is appropriate for MT/CLS and MLT/CLT students and may also be used by laboratory practitioners, pathology residents, and others.
  • A new chapter on newborn screening discusses the basic principles, screening recommendations, inborn errors, methods, and interpretation of results.
  • A comprehensive glossary provides easy-to-find definitions of key terms.
  • An Evolve website provides regular updates of content, answers to review questions, and web links to related sites for further research and study.

1. Introduction to Clinical Chemistry and Evidence-Based Laboratory Medicine

2. Introduction to Principles of Laboratory Analyses and Safety

3. Specimen Collection and Other Pre-Analytical Variables


4. Optical Techniques

5. Electrochemistry and Chemical Sensors

6. Electrophoresis

7. Chromatography

8. Mass Spectrometry

9. Principles of Clinical Enzymology

10. Principles of Immunochemical Techniques

11. Automation in the Clinical Laboratory

12. Point-of-Care Testing


13. Selection and Analytical Evaluation of Methods — With Statistical Techniques

14. Establishment and Use of Reference Values

15. Clinical Laboratory Informatics

16. Quality Management


17. Nucleic Acids

18. Amino Acids and Proteins

19. Enzymes

20. Tumor Markers

21. Creatinine, Uric acid, and Urea

22. Carbohydrates

23. Lipids, Lipoproteins, and Cardiac Risk Factors

24. Electrolytes and Blood Gases

25. Hormones

26. Catecholamines and Serotonin

27. Vitamins and Trace Elements

28. Hemoglobin, Iron, and Bilirubin
29. Porphyrins and Disorders of Porphyrin Metabolism

30. Therapeutic Drugs

31. Clinical Toxicology

32. Toxic Metals


33. Cardiovascular Disease

34. Renal Disease

35. Disorders of Water, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Metabolism

36. Liver Disease

37. Gastric, Pancreatic, and Intestinal Diseases

38. Disorders of Bone

39. Pituitary Disorders

40. Adrenal Cortical Disorders

41. Thyroid Disorders

42. Reproductive Disorders

43. Disorders of Pregnancy

44. Newborn Screening


45. Reference Information for the Clinical Laboratory

Appendix: Review Questions

Carl A. Burtis, PhD, Health Services Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, and Clinical Professor of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, Nader Rifai, Edward R. Ashwood, MD, Professor of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine, and President and CEO, ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT and David E. Bruns, MD, Professor of Pathology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Director of Clinical Chemistry and Associate Director of Molecular Diagnostics, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, and Former Editor, Clinical Chemistry, Washington, DC


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