• Describes appropriate technology to support district health care in tropical and developing countries • Emphasises how to provide and maintain a quality district laboratory service • Details safety, equipment selection, use and maintenance, good laboratory practice and training of district laboratory personnel
Preface; 1. Organization and staffing of district laboratory services; 2. Total quality management of district laboratory services; 3. Health and safety in district laboratories; 4. Equipping district laboratories; 5. Parasitological tests; 6. Clinical chemistry tests; Appendix I. Preparation of reagents; Appendix II. Useful addresses; Appendix III. Useful charts and figures; Supplement. Planning a training curriculum for district laboratory personnel; Index.
Review of District Laboratory Practice in Developing Countries Part 1: 'Clear and easily understood information is provided on the clinical biochemistry of laboratory analytes and the biology of parasites … The book is probably the most comprehensive source of information available today to those who work in or need to know about laboratory services in developing countries. It can be recommended as a basic document for laboratory technicians, technologists, and medical doctors at all levels …' Bulletin of the World Health Organization