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Clinical Biochemistry

Edited by Nessar Ahmed

Publication Date - January 2011

ISBN: 9780199533930

752 pages
9.7 x 7.4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $76.95


Designed to reflect the challenges of practicing biomedical science today, The Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series combines essential basic science with insights into laboratory practice, demonstrating how an understanding of the biology of disease is coupled with the analytical approaches that lead to diagnosis. Assuming only a minimum of prior knowledge, the series reviews the full range of disciplines to which a biomedical scientist may be exposed, from microbiology to cytopathology to transfusion science.

A new volume in this exciting series, Clinical Biochemistry places the theoretical foundations of clinical biochemistry in a practical environment, demonstrating how biomedical scientists apply fundamental biochemical principles to key laboratory investigations. The text provides a comprehensive overview of the discipline--as applied to a wide range of diseases and disorders--and also covers laboratory automation and quality control, forging a clear link between science and practice.

Clinical Biochemistry is enhanced by numerous case studies, examples, and full color throughout. A Companion Website offers resources for students and instructors, including a fully interactive digital microscope--with a range of cell and tissue images for examination--self-assessment activities, and video podcasts that include interviews with practicing biomedical scientists and "in the lab" footage.

Table of Contents

    1. Biochemical Investigations and Quality Control, David Cameron
    2. Laboratory Automation, Tim James
    3. Kidney Disease, Edmund Lamb
    4. Hyperuricemia and Gout, Joanne Marsden
    5. Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders, Tim James & Walter Reid
    6. Acid-Base Disorders, Dave Tierney
    7. Clinical Enzymology and Biomarkers, Paul Collinson & Amy Lloyd
    8. Liver Function Tests, Roy Sherwood
    9. Abnormalities of Lipid Metabolism, Mike France
    10. Disorders of Calcium, Phosphate, and Magnesium Homeostasis, Farhad Behzad
    11. Abnormal Pituitary Function, Garry McDowell
    12. Thyroid Disease, Garry McDowell
    13. Diabetes Mellitus and Hypoglycemia, Ian Laing & Allen Yates
    14. Adrenal Disease, John William Honour
    15. Reproductive Endocrinology, Ian Laing & M. Julie Thornton
    16. Biochemical Nutrition, Pat Twomey & William G. Simpson
    17. Gastrointestinal Disorders and Malabsorption, William Gordon Brydon
    18. Specific Protein Markers, Gerald A. Maguire
    19. Cancer Biochemistry and Tumor Markers, Joanne Adaway & Gilbert Wieringa
    20. Inherited Metabolic Disorders and Newborn Screening, Maryanne Preece
    21. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Nigel W. Brown, Robert Flanagan, & Robin Whelpton
    22. Chemical Toxicology, Gwen J. Ayers

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