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Title:
Baker & Silverton's introduction to laboratory technology
Author:
Baker, F. J. (Francis Joseph)
Edition:
Seventh edition.
Publication Information:
Oxford ; Woburn, MA : Butterworth-Heinemann, 1998.
Physical Description:
xi, 448 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Introduction to medical laboratory technology. 6th ed. 1985.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780750621908
Format :
Book

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(Order of editors: Baker, Silverton, Pallister. Previous ISBN 0 4077 3252 7 - 6th Edition). Now in its seventh edition this book has been an essential companion to laboratory workers for over forty years.The new edition has been revised and updated to include the more recent developments inlaboratory practice, while at the same time retaining the popular methodological approach of the earlier editions. New material on immunology, molecular genetics and histocompatability testing has been added.This book will remain an indispensable companion to every student embarking on a career inthis challenging specialty.


Author Notes

PALLISTER, CHRIS, PhD MSc FIBMS CBiol MIBiol CHSM, Principal Lecturer in Haematology, Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK Baker, Frank, OBE, FILMS SILVERTON, R E, FIMLS, FBIM


Table of Contents

Preface to the Seventh Editionp. vii
Preface to the Sixth Editionp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Section 1 General Introductionp. 1
1 Health and Safety in the Laboratoryp. 3
2 Elementary Microscopyp. 14
3 Collection and Reporting of Specimensp. 31
Section 2 Clinical Chemistryp. 37
4 Some Fundamentals of Chemistryp. 39
5 Analytical Proceduresp. 59
6 Introduction to Clinical Chemistryp. 94
7 Gastric and Pancreatic Function Testsp. 103
8 Liver Function Testsp. 130
9 Renal Function Testsp. 140
10 Chemical Analysis of Cerebrospinal Fluidp. 165
Section 3 Cellular Pathologyp. 173
11 Introduction to Histologyp. 175
12 Fixationp. 182
13 Decalcificationp. 194
14 Dehydration, Impregnation and Embedding Techniquesp. 199
15 Section Cuttingp. 208
16 Biological Stainingp. 220
17 Staining Proceduresp. 225
18 Cytological Techniquesp. 243
Section 4 Microbiologyp. 249
19 Introduction to Microbiologyp. 251
20 Microscopic Examination of Bacteriap. 258
21 Sterilisationp. 266
22 The Principles and Use of Culture Mediap. 273
23 Preparation of Culture Mediap. 278
24 Methods for Anaerobic Cultivation of Bacteriap. 290
25 Antigen-Antibody Reactionsp. 293
26 Routine Bacteriological Examination of Specimensp. 299
27 Medical Mycologyp. 316
28 Virologyp. 325
Section 5 Haematologyp. 337
29 Introduction to Haematologyp. 339
30 Blood Collection and Microscopic Studyp. 348
31 The Full Blood Countp. 354
32 Beyond the Full Blood Countp. 374
33 Haemostasisp. 384
Section 6 Transfusion Sciencep. 393
34 Introduction to Blood Transfusionp. 395
35 The ABO and Rh Blood Group Systemsp. 397
36 Red Cell Antigen-Antibody Reactionsp. 404
37 Collection and Storage of Blood and Blood Productsp. 408
38 Compatibility Testingp. 413
Bibliographyp. 421
Appendix 1 Manufacturers' Names and Addressesp. 423
Appendix 2 Useful Informationp. 427
Indexp. 433