Basic Medical Laboratory Techniques

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Cengage Learning, 2000 - Medical - 620 pages
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This extensively revised, performance-based text covers the theory and techniques of basic medical laboratory procedures that are performed in physician office laboratories, small clinics, hospital laboratories, public health departments and point-of-care testing facilities. The procedures follow a user-friendly format that includes objectives, glossary, review questions, and a performance guide. This text includes 16 CLIA-waived tests, as well as some more complex tests, and incorporates up-to-date CLIA and OSHA safety regulations. This fourth-edition text is a comprehensive guide to all the essential laboratory techniques. (Allied Health, Medical Lab Technicians, CLIA, OSHA, laboratory techniques)
 

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Contents

BASIC IMMUNOLOGY AND SEROLOGY
273
ABO Grouping
285
Rh Typing
301
URINALYSIS
321
LESSON 52 Collection and Preservation of Urine
329
LESSON 53 Physical Examination of Urine
335
LESSON 54 Chemical Examination of Urine
347
LESSON 55 Microscopic Examination of Urine Sediment
361
LESSON 68 Measuring Blood Cholesterol
447
BASIC CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY
457
LESSON 72 Infection Control and TransmissionBased Precautions
469
LESSON 73 Culture Techniques for Bacteria
481
LESSON 74 Preparing a Bacteriological Smear and Performing a Gram Stain
497
LESSON 75 Throat Culture and Rapid Tests for Group A Streptococcus
507
LESSON 76 Urine Culture Colony Count and Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing
517
LESSON 77 Laboratory Detection of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
531

LESSON 56 Urine Pregnancy Tests
379
BASIC CLINICAL CHEMISTRY
385
LESSON 62 Specimen Collection and Processing for Clinical Chemistry
395
LESSON 64 Chemistry Instrumentation in the Physician Office Laboratory
411
LESSON 65 PointofCare Testing
423
LESSON 67 Measuring Electrolytes
439
LESSON 78 Fecal Occult Blood Test
538
BASIC PARASITOLOGY
545
GLOSSARY
587
APPENDICES
597
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Barbara H. Estridge is a retired instructor of medical technology and research associate in the College of Science & Mathematics at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. Her experience includes working at the hospital bench, teaching clinical laboratory courses, biological and biomedical research, clinical laboratory management, and more.

Anna P. Reynolds is a retired instructor of medical technology and a research coordinator at the College of Agriculture at Auburn University. She taught both hospital and university Medical Technology, Medical Laboratory Technician, and Medical Laboratory Assistant programs. Her experience includes clinical and research experience in hematology, chemistry, urinalysis, microbiology, parasitology, and immunology.

Norma J. Walters, RN, PhD, retired as an Associate Professor, Teacher Educator and Coordinator of Health Occupations from Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.