This fully revised edition of Clinical Biochemistry offers essential reading for today's medical student and all those who require a concise, practical introduction to this subject. Topics are clearly presented in a series of double-page 'learning units', each covering a particular aspect of clinical biochemistry. Four sections provide a core grounding in the subject:
- Introducing clinical biochemistry gives a basic insight in to the workings of a modern hospital laboratory and the interpretation of test results;
- Core biochemistry covers the bulk of routine analyses undertaken and their relevance in a clinical setting;
- Endocrinology covers the thyroid, adrenal, pituitary and gonadal function testing;
- Specialised investigation provides an overview of less requested yet important analyses.
Murphy, Michael Clinical Reader in Biochemical Medicine, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK.
Srivastava, Rajeev Consultant Clinical Biochemist, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Glasgow, UK.
Cowan, Robert A. Former Lecturer in Pathological Biochemistry, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.
O'Reilly, Denis St. J. Formerly Consultant Clinical Biochemist, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.