Here’s a concise, comprehensive, and carefully structured introduction
to the analysis of non-blood body fluids. Through six editions, the authors,
noted educators and clinicians, have taught generations of students the theoretical
and practical knowledge every clinical laboratory scientist needs to handle
and analyze non-blood body fluids, and to keep themselves and their laboratories
safe from infectious agents.
Their practical, focused, and reader friendly approach first presents the foundational concepts of renal function and urinalysis. Then, step by step, they focus on the examination of urine, cerebrospinal fluid, semen, synovial fluid, serous fluid, amniotic fluid, feces, and vaginal secretions.
The 6th Edition has been completely updated to include all of the new information and new testing procedures that are important in this rapidly changing field. Case studies, clinical situations, learning objectives, key terms, summary boxes, and study questions show how work in the classroom translates to work in the lab.
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· Uses a clear, reader-friendly writing style.
· Examines the chemistry of urinalysis, including…
· Reactions on dip sticks
· Confirmatory methods
· Causes of false positives and negatives
· Different levels of sensitivity in the two major dip stick producers
· Organizes reagent strip information with headers that clearly delineate the clinical significance, reactions, and interference.
· Uses case studies and clinical situations to promote problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
· Provides procedure and summary boxes for quick reference.
· Includes study questions at the end of each chapter that emulate questions on the national ASCP examination.
· Discusses the safety precautions needed to guard against hazards related to urine and body fluid analyses.
· Features more than 175 full-color slides of urine, cerebrospinal, seminal, synovial, serous, and vaginal fluids, positioned close to the related text.
· Reviews renal physiology and renal function testing.
· Offers comprehensive discussions of the physical, chemical, and microscopic analyses of urine.
· Describes, in detail, the laboratory tests used for the diagnosis and monitoring of diseases of glomerular, tubular, interstitial, and vascular origins.
· Covers quality assurance and management, including requirements of accrediting agencies.
· Discusses instrumentation currently used the urinalysis laboratory.
New to this Edition
- NEW chapter! Vaginal Secretions covers wet and KOH preps • the collection , preparation and analysis along with photos of the clue cells • yeast • and trichomoniasis.
- NEW full-color art program! Highlights include...
- Parasites from urinary tract and fecal contaminants
- Concepts of tubular concentration, countercurrent exchange and multiplier systems
- Clue cells, yeast, and trichomoniasis
- The cellular structure of the glomerulus.
- NEW organization! Related chapters are organized reorganized into sections.
Table of Contents
1. Safety in the Clinical Laboratory
2. Introduction to Urinalysis
3. Renal Function
4. Physical Examination of Urine
5. Chemical Examination of Urine
6. Microscopic Examination of the Urine
7. Renal Disease
8. Urine Screening for Metabolic Disorders
III. Other Body Fluids
9. Cerebrospinal Fluid
11. Synovial Fluid
12. Serous Fluid
13. Amniotic Fluid
14. Fecal Analysis
15. Vaginal Secretions
A. Urinalysis Automation
B. Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Answers to Case Studies and Clinical Situations
Answers to Study Questions