This fourth, updated edition contains the latest developments in analytical
techniques. An international team of authors summarizes the information on biological
influences, analytical interferences and on the variables affecting the collection,
transport and storage, as well as preparation of samples. In so doing, they
cover 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.
In addition, this practical book contains a glossary as well as a separate list of analytes containing the available data on reference intervals, biological half-life times, stability and influence and interference factors.
For everyone involved in patient care and using or performing laboratory tests.
Table of Contents
Collection of Specimen
Transport and Storage
Preparation of Samples for Analysis
Special Aspects with Each Analyte
Endogenous and Exogenous Interferences