Tietz Clinical Guide to Laboratory Tests, 4th Ed

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This useful book has been brought right up to date by Dr. Richard McPherson, Chairman of the Department of Pathology at the Medical College of Virginia. The same overall organization and content that clinical users have found so helpful over the past three editions has been updated, with new content being added to all areas. Section I includes: General Clinical Tests; More on amino acids and cardiovascular disease risk assessment in adults; Blood grouping and identification of red cell antibodies with specific antigens and procedures; The addition of bromide to the Electrolytes section; Updated information on the clinical utility of existing Endocrinology tests; Significant expansion in Hemostasis, including many new assays in thrombophilia and other areas.In the Immunology section, there are many new essays in cellular immunity, flow cytometry, and autoimmunity. It covers many more new drugs and methods under Interferences. In the section on Tumor Markers, there is added information about the FDA's new approval policy new topic: Geriatric Laboratory Testing. Section II covers: Molecular Pathology. This section has been expanded significantly to reflect the experiences laboratories have had with new DNA tests implemented over the last five years, especially in the areas of infectious diseases and identity testing. Section III covers: Therapeutic Drugs - Several newly introduced drugs have been added to this section. Section IV includes: Microbiology - General updates to match the advances in research and practice.