This text describes the laboratory techniques used in the investigation of patients with blood diseases. Each test that is described is accompanied by an explanation of the principle involved, the reliability and causes of error, interpretation of results and clinical significance. The use of standards, reference reagents and quality control is stressed, and recommendations of the International Council for Standardization in Haematology are described where these are available. The book has been updated, and there is a new chapter on DNA technology, including antenatal diagnosis of blood disorders. The chapters on haemostasis, serology and laboratory aspects of blood transfusion have been revised. Recent developments in blood-cell counters and automation are described. With three now in full colour, it should provide the user with a useful account of laboratory techniques and aid accurate interpretation of results.
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Book Description Churchill Livingstone, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110443019819