Thursday 15 April 2021

Clinical Laboratory (book)

Clinical Laboratory Science is the health profession that provides laboratory information and services needed for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Clinical Laboratory Scientists perform a variety of laboratory tests, ensure the quality of the test results, explain the significance of laboratory tests, evaluate new methods and study the effectiveness of laboratory tests.  These include molecular diagnostic science, which uses sensitive and specific techniques to detect and identify biomarkers at the most basic level: that of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA). Common applications of molecular methods include medical diagnosis, establishing prognosis, monitoring the course of disease, and selecting optimal therapies. Molecular methods are also used in both forensic and non-forensic identification. A variety of biological materials can be used for molecular testing including fetal cells from amniotic fluid, dried blood spots from newborn screening programs, blood samples, buccal (mouth) swabs, bone, and hair follicles.


This book provides an overview of the essential techniques, designed for the student or the interested person. Includes illustrations.


The reference is:


Chesca, A. and Sandle, T. (2021) Clinical Laboratory, Lambert Academic Press, Germany. ISBN 978-620-3-41027-3


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