Accurate Results in the Clinical Laboratory: A Guide to Error Detection and Correction, Second Edition provides a comprehensive review of the factors leading to errors in all areas of clinical laboratory testing. This trusted guide addresses interference issues in all laboratory tests, including patient epigenetics, processes of specimen collection, enzymes and biomarkers. Clinicians and laboratory scientists will both benefit from this reference that applies discussions to both accurate specimen analysis and optimal patient care. Hence, this is the perfect reference for clinical laboratorians, from trainees, to experienced pathologists and directors.
- Provides comprehensive coverage across endocrine, oncology, hematology, immunohistochemistry, immunology, serology, microbiology, and molecular testing
- Includes new case studies that highlight clinical relevance and errors to avoid
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1. Variation, Errors, and Quality in the Clinical Laboratory 2. Effect of Age, Gender, Diet, Exercise, and Ethnicity on Laboratory Test Results 3. Effect of Patient Preparation, Specimen Collection, Anticoagulants, and Preservatives on Laboratory Test Results 4. Sample Processing and Specimen Misidentification Issues 5. Hemolysis, Lipemia, and High Bilirubin: Effect on Laboratory Tests 6. Immunoassay Design and Mechanisms of Interferences 7. Effect of Herbal Remedies on Clinical Laboratory Tests 8. Challenges in Routine Clinical Chemistry Testing: Analysis of Small Molecules 9. Challenges in Routine Clinical Chemistry Analysis: Proteins and Enzymes 10. Sources of Inaccuracy in Biochemical Genetics Testing 11. Challenges in Endocrinology Testing 12. Pitfalls in Tumor Markers Testing 13. Issues of Interferences in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring 14. Limitations of Drugs of Abuse Testing 15. Challenges in Confirmation Testing for Drugs of Abuse 16. Alcohol Determination Using Automated Analyzers: Limitations and Pitfalls 17. Pre-Analytical Issues and Interferences in Transfusion Medicine Tests 18. Issues with Immunology and Serology Testing 19. Sources of Errors in Hematology and Coagulation Testing 20. Challenges in Clinical Microbiology Testing 21. Sources of Errors in Molecular Testing 22. Problems in Pharmacogenomics Testing
Amitava Dasgupta received his PhD degree in Chemistry from Stanford University and his fellowship training in Clinical Chemistry from the Laboratory Medicine Department of the University of Washington School of Medicine at Seattle. He is a tenured Full Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center located at the Texas Medical Center at Houston. Dr. Dasgupta has published 210 scientific papers, written many invited review articles, and has edited, co-edited or written 15 books. He is on the Editorial Board of five major medical journals including American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Clinica Chimica Acta and Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis.
Sepulveda, Jorge L.
Jorge Sepulveda received his M.D. from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and his residency training in Laboratory Medicine and Ph.D. degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He is board certified by the American Board of Pathology in Clinical Pathology and Transfusion Medicine. He has published over 35 research articles, review papers and book chapters, and serves as Associate Editor for the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Sepulveda has broad experience in laboratory medicine as medical director of various clinical laboratories, including at the Houston and Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and at the University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian and Shadyside Hospitals, and currently serves as Associate Medical Director of the Clinical Laboratories at the Columbia University Medical Center Campus of New York-Presbyterian Hospital.