Urinalysis and Body Fluids, Sixth Edition

Author: Susan King Strasinger, DA, MLS(ASCP) and Marjorie Schaub Di Lorenzo, BS, MLS(ASCP)SH
Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
Date Published: 2014
Pages: 322
Cover Type: Hard Cover
Expiration Date: 12/31/2019

This course meets the 1-hour Florida specialty requirements in microbiology and chemistry.

For those certified by ASCP, this course provides 10 contact hours in clinical chemistry, one hour in microbiology, and one hour in quality control/safety.

This is the updated sixth edition of the excellent text Urinalysis and Body Fluids. The book begins with a discussion of safety, describing the various hazards presented in the laboratory and how to cope with them; quality assessment is also covered. Specimen collection, rejection, and handling are discussed, followed by a section on renal function. The physical and chemical examination of urine are described in detail, with emphasis on the use and interpretation of reagent strips, as well as descriptions of the microscopic elements of the urine sediment.There are chapters devoted to renal disease and urine screening for metabolic disorders. 

The remainder of the text covers the examination of other body fluids and specimens, including cerebrospinal fluid, semen, synovial fluid, serous fluid, amniotic fluid, feces, and vaginal secretions.

One appendix describes several automated systems available for analysis of urine and body fluids; the second appendix provides an excellent discussion of the collection and examination of bronchoalveolar lavage specimens, a topic seldom presented in other textbooks. 

There is a most useful list of abbreviations used throughout the text, as well as an extensive glossary.

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