New information in this edition includes:
SECTION I: General Clinical Tests- More on amino acids and cardiovascular disease risk assessment in adults- Blood grouping and identification of red cell antibodies with specific antigens and procedures- The addition of bromide to the Electrolytes section- Updated information on the clinical utility of existing Endocrinology tests - Significant expansion in Hemostasis, including many new assays in thrombophilia and other areas- In the Immunology section, there are many new essays in cellular immunity, flow cytometry, and autoimmunity- Many more new drugs and methods under Interferences- In the section on Tumor Markers, there is added information about the FDA's new approval policy- NEW topic: Geriatric Laboratory Testing- - SECTION II: Molecular Pathology- This section has been expanded significantly to reflect the experiences laboratories have had with new *DNA tests implemented over the last five years, especially in the areas of infectious diseases and identity testing.- - SECTION III: Therapeutic Drugs- Several newly introduced drugs have been added to this section.- - SECTION IV: Microbiology- General updates to match the advances in research and practice.
Section 2 General Clinical Tests
Section 3 Molecular Diagnostics
Section 4 Therapeutic Drugs and Drugs of Abuse
Section 5 Clinical Microbiology
Section 6 Immunophenotyping Markers New!
Section 7 Pharmacogenomics New!
Section 8 Allergy Testing New!