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Clinical Laboratory Chemistry, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Robert Sunheimer, Linda Graves

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jul 29, 2010

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For courses in Clinical Chemistry in clinical laboratory technician and clinical laboratory technologist education programs.


Clinical Laboratory Chemistry is a part of Pearson’s Clinical Laboratory Science series of textbooks, which is designed to balance theory and application in an engaging and useful way. Readable and up-to-date, this book concentrates on clinically significant analytes students are likely to encounter in the lab. Highly detailed technical information and real-life case studies help learners envision themselves as members of the health care team–providing the laboratory services specific to chemistry that assist in patient care.  Its fundamental approach and special features allow students to analyze and synthesize information, and better understand the ever-evolving nature of clinical chemistry.

Table of Contents


1.      Laboratory Basics

2.      Instrumentation

3.      Laboratory Automation

4.      Laboratory Operations

5.      Immunoassays



6.      Carbohydrates

7.      Lipids, Lipoproteins, and Cardiovascular Disease

8.      Amino Acids and Proteins

9.      Enzymes

10.  Tumor Markers

11.  Nonprotein Nitrogen and Renal Function

12.  Body Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis

13.  Blood Gases, pH and Acid Base Balance

14.  Mineral and Bone Metabolism

15.  The Endocrine System

16.  Gastrointestinal (GI) Function

17.  Pancreas

18.  Cardiac Function

19.  Liver Function

20.  Iron, Porphyrins and Hemoglobin

21.  Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM)

22.  Toxicology

23.  Trace Elements

24.  Vitamins

25.  Molecular Diagnostics




A.    US Customary System of Measurement of Length, Area, Liquid, and Mass

B.    Conversions from US Customary to Metric Units

C.    Metric Prefixes for the Basic Units of Measurement

D    Conversion Among Different Measurements within the Metric System

E.    Base Units of the Le Système International d’ Unitès

F.    Derived Units of the Le Système International d’ Unitès

G.    Common Acids and Bases Used in Laboratories

H.    pH Values and Their Corresponding Hydrogen and Hydroxyl Molar Concentrations

I.    Nomogram for the Determination of Body Surface Area of Children and Adults.

J.    Body Mass Index (BMI) Table

K.    Reference Intervals for Selected Analytes

L.    Periodic Table of Elements

M.    Answers to Case Study Questions

N.    Answers to Checkpoints

O.    Answers to Review Questions

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