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The Phlebotomy Textbook.  Susan King Strasinger,  Marjorie Schaub Di Lorenzo

February 17, 2011

The 3rd Edition reflects current CLSI standards and offers greater emphasis on quality assessment and preanalytical considerations. It includes up-to-date information on safety equipment, phlebotomy techniques, laboratory information and identification systems, ethical and legal issues, medical terminology, body systems and related diagnostic laboratory tests.







Clinical Guide to Laboratory Tests. Norbert W. Tietz (2006).



This new edition of Norbert Tietz classic handbook presents information on common tests as well as rare and highly specialized tests and procedures – including a summary of the utility and merit of each test. Biological variables that may affect test results are discussed, and a focus is placed on reference ranges, diagnostic information, clinical interpretation of laboratory data, interferences, and specimen types. New and updated content has been added in all areas, with over 100 new tests added.


Diagnostic Samples: From the Patient to the Laboratory, The Impact of Preanalytical Variables on the Quality of Laboratory Results. Guder, Walter G. / Narayanan, Sheshadri / Wisser, Hermann / Zawta, Bernd (2009)


Samples: From the Patient to the Laboratory contains the latest developments in analytical techniques and is now supplemented by a special edition of the CD "The Quality of Diagnostic Samples" including WHO regulations and recommendations to assure quality of diagnostic samples. The CD compiles the findings described in the literature and those obtained in practice on the use of anticoagulants and provides a list of analytes containing the available data on reference intervals, biological half-life times, stability and influence and interference factors.

Samples: From the Patient to the Laboratory summarizes the information on biological influences, analytical interferences and on the variables affecting the collection, transport and storage as well as preparation of samples. It covers age, gender, race, pregnancy, diet, exercise and altitude, plus the effects of stimulants and drugs. National and international standards are described for sampling procedures, transport, sample identification and all safety aspects, while quality assurance procedures are shown for total laboratory management.




Chemical Pathology: interpretative pocket book. RN Walmsley and HJ Cain (1996).



This is a pocket book to assist in the interpretation of routine biochemical results. It contains comprehensive tests of causes of abnormalities and associated algorithms, that is, an aide-memoire plus flow charts to assist in diagnosis. The material is based on the author's vast experience in teaching hospitals and in providing services to general practitioners.

This book, which covers all routine biochemical tests, is aimed at medical students, house officers and general practitioners.



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