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Diagnostic Function Tests in Chemical Pathology

  • P. T. Lascelles
  • D. Donaldson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book

Introduction

This book is written for hospital doctors, nurses, biochemists, medi­ cal laboratory scientific officers and phlebotomists involved with the biochemical investigation of patients. It is hoped, also, that general practitioners and medical students will find it of help. Whilst the vast majority of biochemical tests assess the level of constituents in blood and urine at a given point in time, an impor­ tant additional parameter is the assessment of physiological reserve function by means of loading tests, prOlonged fasting, exercise and clearance studies. The protocol and interpretation of response of each of these stress tests form the main basis of the text. An attempt has been made to be reasonably comprehensive in the range of tests described; hence, not only have some rather older ones been re­ tained, but also some very recently introduced ones included. It is appreciated that practice varies widely from laboratory to labora­ tory with respect to protocol, sample collection, methodology and quotation of reference ranges, and no doubt also from clinician to clinician, particularly regarding interpretation of results. In paedi­ atric work, micromethods will demand much smaller volumes of blood than those stated here, which relate generally to adult medi­ cine. The account, therefore, must be seen as a guide to practice rather than as a recipe; it is in no wayan attempt to standardise procedures, which depend on the local requirements.

Keywords

Laboratory absorption assessment blood calcium clonidine computed tomography (CT) fat growth hospital methodology pathology protein stress water

Authors and affiliations

  • P. T. Lascelles
    • 1
  • D. Donaldson
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.The National Hospitals for Nervous DiseasesLondonUK
  2. 2.East Surrey HospitalSurreyUK
  3. 3.Crawley HospitalWest SussexUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-1846-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7462-0107-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1846-7
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