Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 7th Edition
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Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 7th Edition


A condensed, easier-to-understand student version of the acclaimed Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, 7th Edition uses a laboratory perspective in providing the clinical chemistry fundamentals you need to work in a real-world, clinical lab. Coverage ranges from laboratory principles to analytical techniques and instrumentation, analytes, pathophysiology, and more. New content keeps you current with the latest developments in molecular diagnostics. From highly respected clinical chemistry experts Carl Burtis and David Bruns, this textbook shows how to select and perform diagnostic lab tests, and accurately evaluate results.

    • Authoritative, respected author team consists of two well-known experts in the clinical chemistry world.
    • Coverage of analytical techniques and instrumentation includes optical techniques, electrochemistry, electrophoresis, chromatography, mass spectrometry, enzymology, immunochemical techniques, microchips, automation, and point of care testing.
    • Learning objectives begin each chapter, providing measurable outcomes to achieve after completing the material.
    • Key words are listed and defined at the beginning of each chapter, and bolded in the text.
    • A glossary at the end of the book makes it quick and easy to look up definitions of key terms.
    • More than 500 illustrations plus easy-to-read tables help you understand and remember key concepts.
      • New chapters on molecular diagnostics include the principles of molecular biology, nucleic acid techniques and applications, and genomes and nucleic acid alterations, reflecting the changes in this rapidly evolving field.
      • New content on clinical evaluation of methods, kidney function tests, and diabetes is added to this edition.
      • NEW multiple-choice review questions at the end of each chapter allow you to measure your comprehension of the material.
      • NEW case studies on the Evolve companion website use real-life scenarios to reinforce concepts.
      1. Clinical Chemistry, Molecular Diagnostics, and Laboratory Medicine
      2. Selection and Analytical Evaluation of Methods — With Statistical Techniques
      3. Clinical Evaluation of Methods 
      4. Evidence-Based Laboratory Medicine
      5. Establishment and Use of Reference Values
      6. Specimen Collection, Processing, and Other Preanalytical Variables
      7. Quality Management
      8. Principles of Basic Techniques and Laboratory Safety
      9. Optical Techniques 
      10. Electrochemistry and Chemical Sensors 
      11. Electrophoresis 
      12. Chromatography 
      13. Mass Spectrometry 
      14. Enzyme and Rate Analyses 
      15. Immunochemical Techniques 
      16 Automation
      17. Point-of-Care Instrumentation 
      18. Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins 
      19. Serum Enzymes
      20. Tumor Markers and Cancer Genes
      21. Kidney Function Tests — Creatinine, GFR, Urea, and Uric Acid
      22. Carbohydrates 
      23. Lipids, Lipoproteins, Apolipoproteins, and Other Cardiac Risk Factors
      24. Electrolytes and Blood Gases 
      25. Hormones
      26.  Catecholamines and Serotonin
      27.  Vitamins, Trace Elements, Nutritional Assessment
      28. Hemoglobin, Iron, and Bilirubin 
      29. Porphyrins and Porphyrias 
      30. Therapeutic Drugs and Their Management
      31. Clinical Toxicology 
      32.  Toxic Metals
      33. Diabetes
      34.  Cardiovascular Disease
      35.  Kidney Disease 
      36.  Physiology and Disorders of Water, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Metabolism
      37.  Liver Disease 
      38.  Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Diseases  
      39.  Disorders of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
      40.  Disorders of the Pituitary Gland
      41.  Disorders of the Adrenal Cortex 
      42.  Thyroid Disorders
      43.  Reproduction-Related Disorders 
      44.  Pregnancy and Prenatal Testing 
      45.  Newborn Screening and Inborn Errors of Metabolism
      46. Pharmacogenetics
      47. Principles of Molecular Biology 
      48. Nucleic Acid Techniques and Applications
      49. Genomes and Nucleic Acid Alterations
      50. Reference Information for the Clinical Laboratory
      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 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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