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This title places the theoretical foundations of clinical biochemistry firmly in a practical environment. Written for students with a grounding in fundamental biochemical concepts, it demonstrates how the biomedical scientist applies these principles to key laboratory investigations. Providing a comprehensive overview of the discipline as applied to a wide range of diseases and disorders, and with coverage of laboratory automation and quality control, the text forges a clear link between science and practice.
1. Biochemical investigations and quality control; 2. Laboratory automation; 3. Renal failure; 4. Hyperuricaemia and gout; 5. Disorders of electrolyte balance; 6. Disorders of acid base balance; 7. Clinical enzymology; 8. Liver function tests; 9. Lipids; 10. Disorders of calcium homeostasis and bone; 11. Disorders of pituitary function; 12. Thyroid disease; 13. Diabetes mellitus and hypoglycaemia; 14. Disorders of the adrenal glands; 15. Disorders of reproductive endocrinology; 16. Investigation of nutrition; 17. Disorders of gastrointestinal tract; 18. Specific protein markers; 19. Cancer biochemistry and tumour markers; 20. Inherited and congenital disorders; 21. Therapeutic drug monitoring; 22. Chemical Toxicology
I absolutely love this brilliant book, and would thoroughly recommend it to any student needing to understand clinical biochemistry results. I know I will be using it extensively within my final year of studies. Ruth Loebl, Nutrition Student, Nottingham University This book will be a valuable resource both for undergraduate students and qualified staff studying for further professional examinations in clinical biochemistry. G. Loyd in British Journal of Biomedical Science The methodological detail enables the student to appreciate the techniques involved and provides a broad overview of key areas of the subject. Gillian Campling, School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Durham University