District Laboratory Practice in Tropical Countries, Part 2
This immensely useful volume describes in practical detail microbiological, haematological, and blood transfusion techniques with an emphasis on the use of standard operating procedures, quality assurance and good laboratory practice. There is a twenty page colour section, including 80 microbiology plates and 35 plates showing normal and abnormal blood cells. The microbiology chapter focuses on infections prevalent in tropical countries, including HIV, tuberculosis and dengue. The haematology chapter deals with the investigation of anaemia and haemoglobinopathies. The blood transfusion chapter covers the full spectrum of techniques and procedures.
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