A–Z of Clinical Chemistry

A Guide for the Trainee

  • W. Hood

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. A
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    Pages 1-42
  3. B
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    Pages 43-59
  4. C
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    Pages 60-112
  5. D
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    Pages 113-124
  6. E
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    Pages 125-132
  7. F
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    Pages 133-142
  8. G
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    Pages 143-168
  9. H
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    Pages 169-197
  10. I
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    Pages 198-214
  11. J
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    Pages 215-216
  12. K
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    Pages 217-219
  13. L
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    Pages 220-232
  14. M
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    Pages 233-250
  15. N
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    Pages 251-258
  16. O
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    Pages 259-269
  17. P
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    Pages 270-302
  18. Q
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    Pages 303-303
  19. R
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    Pages 304-316
  20. S
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    Pages 317-334
  21. T
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    Pages 335-361
  22. U
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    Pages 362-367
  23. V
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    Pages 368-373
  24. W
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    Pages 374-377
  25. X
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    Pages 378-379
  26. Z
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  29. Back Matter
    Pages 384-386

About this book


The newcomer to the field of clinical chemistry is faced with the daunting prospect of understanding the ever increasing aspects of the subject: new techniques, tests, terminology, methods of diagnosing diseases and other advances which relate to clinical chemistry. The aim of this book is to provide basic information regarding all branches of the subject which the trainee will need to understand. The book should also provide a basis for answering many of the examination questions of clinical chemistry. It is therefore hoped that this book will prove useful to any person starting a career in clinical chemistry, be that person a laboratory scientific officer, graduate or trainee pathologist. Wherever possible, suggestions for further reading are given. Many subjects are so broad however that the reader is referred to the general list of analytical and clinical textbooks supplied at the end of the book. My grateful thanks are extended to the three ladies who typed this manuscript: Christine Cliffe, Margaret Donnelly and Judith Hardy. I would like to thank Dr Brian Wisdom of Queens University, Belfast for his suggestions on the entry "Enzyme-immunoassay". Finally my thanks go to Mr Martin Lister of MTP Press for his help and encouragement in this venture. W. H. ASHTON-UNDER-L YNE APRIL 1980 vii A ABETALIPOPROTEINAEMIA A rare hereditary disorder in which there is a complete absence of j3-lipoprotein, pre:f3-1ipoprotein and chylomicrons. It presents clinically as ataxia and malabsorption with steatorrhoea. Thorny shaped erythrocytes (acanthocytes) are a feature of the disease.


Laboratory absorption biological fluid chemistry clinical chemistry diseases erythrocyte protein

Authors and affiliations

  • W. Hood
    • 1
  1. 1.Tameside General HospitalAshton-under-LyneUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-6662-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6660-7
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