This new edition brings trainees fully up to date with the latest developments in the field of medical biochemistry. Divided into fifty chapters, the book covers numerous tests for different disorders throughout the body.
The text has been fully revised with the addition of many new sections including chapters on therapeutic drug monitoring and on diagnostic indicators of cardiac disease, as well as 120 new case reports.
Presented in an easy to read format, the fourth edition includes more than 80 diagrams and figures, and an appendix illustrating the different panels for clinical diagnosis and management.
Fully revised, new edition presenting latest developments in medical biochemistry
Many new sections and case reports
Includes appendix showing panels for clinical diagnosis and management
Previous edition published in 2006
Ranjna Chawla PhD Senior Biochemist, GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India
Hazards in the Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory Specimen Collection and Preservation Quality Control in Clinical Laboratory Units and Reference Values Review of Analytical Chemistry Determination of pH Tests for Carbohydrates Precipitation Reactions for Proteins Color Reactions for Proteins Tests for Lipids Gastric Juice Analysis Physical Examination of Urine Chemistry of Normal Urine Abnormal Constituents of Urine Urinary Ascorbic Acid Urinary Reducing Sugars Hemoglobin and its Derivatives Spectral Techniques Automation Liver Function Tests Cardiac Function Tests Kidney Function Tests Pancreatic Function Tests Thyroid Function Tests Tumor Markers Serum Total Proteins and Albumin-Globulin Ratio Serum Alkaline and Acid Phosphatase Serum Aminotransferases (Transaminases) Serum Amylase Serum Bilirubin Blood Urea and Urea Clearance Serum Creatinine and Creatinine Clearance Serum Uric Acid Blood Sugar Glucose Tolerance Test Blood Lipids Serum Inorganic Phosphorus Serum Calcium Serum Chloride Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis of Foodstuffs Chromatography Electrophoresis Flame Photometer Blood Gas Analyzer Body Fluids and their Composition Immunology Isotopes in Clinical Chemistry Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Therapeutic drug monitoring