This fully revised and updated edition of The Science of Laboratory Diagnosis provides a concise description of all common laboratory tests available in medical practice with notes on their application, the accuracy of each test, the historical background to the adoption of various tests and their effectiveness in diagnosis. The book is well illustrated, with clear headings, tables, flow charts and pathology slides, most in full colour. It provides an accessible reference book in which relevant information can be found easily. Page design facilitates rapid assimilation of principles and key facts. All the chapters have been updated and new material has been introduced to cover recently developed techniques, such as fluid-based cytology, telepathology and proteomics. The Science of Laboratory Diagnosis, Second Edition is an essential primary reference source for everyone working in a clinical laboratory. This book is essential reading for pathologists, biomedical scientists, medical laboratory scientific officers and all clinicians involved in laboratory research. Reviews of the First Edition: 'The text is concise, wide-ranging and easy to digest. The ease of extraction of the important facts make it an ideal source of information for use in a variety of situations from the postgraduate examination to the clinical directors' board meeting' - 'Bulletin of the Royal College of Pathologists . 'The editors have done a marvellous job, more than fulfilling their stated aim of producing a volume describing the multidisciplinary state of modern pathology which will be of interest to a wide range of readers...I was particularly impressed by the many tables and flow charts, which can be used as aids to decision making' - Journal of Clinical Pathology . 'This is an excellent book to dip into and get a feel for techniques used in the other disciplines of pathology' - Annals of Clinical Biochemistry .