Reworked with expanded chapters that now cover urine, semen and specialized body fluids such as vitreous fluid and sweat, this is the only fluids book available that goes beyond morphology and features extensive new ancillary methods in cytogenetics, flow cytometry, IHC, and molecular analysis. Presented in a simple and straightforward approach, Kjeldsberg's Body Fluid Analysis contains sufficient information for practical application without creating an unreadable encyclopedia of data.
This text provides the most current, relevant, and essential information about laboratory analyses and the care and treatment of patients. Every chapter features lists of key points, artifacts and pitfalls, and also includes an entire chapter dedicated to specimen requirements, methodological techniques, tables of antibodies and antigens of dx use, dx decision making, and use of methods.
Many new authors representing most subspecialties have been added to convey newly specialized analyses and molecular pathology expertise. Written for a diverse audience including students, residents, fellows, pathologists, medical technologists, microbiologists, and chemists; it is also useful to internal medicine specialists, surgeons, rheumatologists, obstetricians/gynecologists and hematologists/oncologists. This book offers an outstanding collection of:Urinary sedimentsCFS slidesCytology specimensComplete chapter devoted entirely to testing methodologies