Table of Contents

Immunology and immunopathology.
Overview of the immune system and immunologic disorders.
Immunoassays and immunochemistry.
Laboratory evaluation of the cellular immune system.
Laboratory evaluation of immunoglobin function and humoral immunity.
Mediators of inflammation: complement, cytokines, and adhesion molecules.
Human leukocyte antigen: the major histocompatibility complex of man.
The major histocompatibility complex and disease.
Immunodeficiency disorders.
Clinical and laboratory evaluation of systemic rheumatic diseases.
Vasculitis.
Organ-specific autoimmune diseases.
Allergic diseases.
Medical microbiology.
Viral infections.
Chlamydial, rickettsial, and mycoplasmal infections.
Medical bacteriology.
In vitro testing of antimicrobial agents.
Spirochete infections.
Mycobacteria.
Mycotic diseases.
Medical parasitology.
Specimen collection and handling for diagnosis of infectious diseases.
Molecular pathology.
Introduction to molecular pathology.
Molecular diagnostics: basic principles and techniques.
Polymerase chain reaction and other chain reaction amplification technology.
Hybridization array technologies.
Applications of cytogenetics in modern pathology.
Establishing a molecular diagnostics laboratory.
Molecular diagnosis of genetic diseases.
Identity analysis: use of DNA polymorphisms in parentage and forensic testing.
Pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine.
Clinical pathology of cancer.
Diagnostic and management of cancer using serologic tumor markers.
Oncoproteins and early tumor detection.
Molecular diagnosis of hematopoietic neoplasms.
Molecular genetic pathology of solid tumors.
High-throughput genomic and proteomic technologies in the post-genomic era.
Physiologic solutions, buffers, acid-base indicators, standard reference materials, and temperature conversions.
Desirable weights, body surface area, and body mass index (BMI).
Approximations of total blood volume (TBV).
Periodic table of the elements.
SI units.
Common chimeric genes identified in human malignancies.
Disease/organ panels.
Guidelines for ordering blood for elective surgery. The clinical laboratory.
General concepts and administrative issues.
Optimizing laboratory workflow and performance.
Pre-analysis.
Analysis: principles of instrumentation.
Analysis: clinical laboratory automation.
Point-of-care and physician office laboratories.
Post-analysis: medical decision-making.
Interpreting laboratory results.
Laboratory statistics.
Quality control.
Clinical laboratory informatics.
Financial management.
Biological, chemical and nuclear terrorism: role of the laboratory.
Clinical chemistry.
Evaluation of renal function, water, electrolytes and acid-base balance.
Biochemical markers of bone metabolism.
Carbohydrates.
Lipids and dyslipoproteinemia.
Cardiac injury, atherosclerosis, and thrombotic disease.
Specific proteins.
Clinical enzymology.
Evaluation of liver function.
Laboratory diagnosis of gastrointestinal and pancreatic disorders.
Toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring.
Evaluation of endocrine function.
Reproductive function and pregnancy.
Vitamins and trace elements.
Chemical basis for analyte assays and common interferences.
Urine and other body fluids.
Basic examination of urine.
Cerebrospinal, synovial, and serous body fluids.
Hematology, coagulation, and transfusion medicine.
Basic examination of blood and bone marrow.
Hematopoiesis.
Erythrocytic disorders.
Leukocytic disorders.
The flow cytometric evaluation of hematopoietic neoplasia.
Immunohematology.
Transfusion medicine.
Hemapheresis.
Tissue banking and progenitor cells.
Hemostasis and thrombosis.
Coagulation and fibrinolysis.
Blood platelets and Von Willebrand Disease.
Laboratory approach to thrombotic risk.
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Recognized as the definitive book in laboratory medicine since 1908, Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods, edited by Richard A. McPherson, MD and Matthew R. Pincus, MD, PhD, is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary pathology reference that gives you state-of-the-art guidance on lab test selection and interpretation of results. Revisions throughout keep you current on the latest topics in the field, such as biochemical markers of bone metabolism, clinical enzymology, pharmacogenomics, and more! A user-friendly full-color layout as well as online access to the full text and complete image bank at www.expertconsult.com put all the latest, most essential knowledge at your fingertips. Update your understanding of the scientific foundation and clinical application of today's complete range of laboratory tests. Get optimal test results with guidance on error detection, correction, and prevention as well as cost-effective test selection. Reference the information you need quickly and easily thanks to a full-color layout, many new color illustrations and visual aids, and an organization by organ system.