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District Laboratory Practice in Tropical Countries : Part 1 - Monica Cheesbrough

District Laboratory Practice in Tropical Countries

Part 1

Paperback Published: 14th November 2005
ISBN: 9780521676304
Number Of Pages: 462

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Changes in the organization of health services in developing countries have led to the district level assuming more responsibility for the planning, delivery and quality of community health care. This fully up-dated new edition has been produced to help those working in the district laboratory, and those responsible for the organization and management of community laboratory services and the training of district laboratory personnel. Replacing the previous publication Medical Laboratory Manual for Tropical Countries, this book provides an up-to-date practical bench manual, taking a modern approach to the provision of a quality medical laboratory service. It includes practical accounts of: organization and staffing of district laboratory services; total quality management; health and safety; equipping district laboratories; parasitological tests, illustrated in colour; clinical chemistry tests; how to plan a training curriculum for district laboratory personnel. Volume 2, published in late 1999, covers microbiological tests, haematological tests and blood transfusion tests.

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Review of District Laboratory Practice in Developing Countries Part 1: 'Clear and easily understood information is provided on the clinical biochemistry of laboratory analytes and the biology of parasites ... The book is probably the most comprehensive source of information available today to those who work in or need to know about laboratory services in developing countries. It can be recommended as a basic document for laboratory technicians, technologists, and medical doctors at all levels ...' Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Microbiological tests
Microbiology practice and quality assurance in district laboratoriesp. 1
Features and classification of microorganisms of medical importancep. 9
Microscopical techniques used in microbiologyp. 35
Culturing bacterial pathogensp. 45
Biochemical tests to identify bacteriap. 62
Examination of sputump. 71
Examination of throat and mouth specimensp. 76
Examination of pus, ulcer material and skin specimensp. 80
Examination of effusionsp. 85
Examination of urogenital specimensp. 90
Examination of faecal specimensp. 97
Examination of urinep. 105
Examination of cerebrospinal fluid (c.s.f.)p. 116
Culturing bloodp. 124
Examination of semenp. 130
Antimicrobial susceptibility testingp. 132
Water-related diseases and testing of water suppliesp. 143
Summary of the clinical and laboratory features of microorganisms
Bacterial pathogensp. 157-234
Fungal pathogensp. 234-247
Viral pathogensp. 248-266
Colour Section betweenp. 266
Haematological tests
Haematology in district laboratories and quality assurancep. 268-271
Functions of blood, haematopoiesis and blood disordersp. 271-295
Collection of bloodp. 295-299
Measurement of haemoglobinp. 299-309
PCV and red cell indicesp. 309-313
Counting white cells and plateletsp. 313-319
Blood filmsp. 319-329
Erythrocyte sedimentation ratep. 329-331
Reticulocyte count. Methaemoglobin reduction testp. 331-334
Investigation of sickle cell diseasep. 334-340
Investigation of bleeding disordersp. 340-347
Blood transfusion tests
Blood transfusion services at district level and quality assurancep. 348-351
Blood donation and storage of bloodp. 352-361
Blood groupingp. 362-369
Compatibility testingp. 369-378
Recommended Booksp. 379
Details of Part 1p. 380
Preparation of reagents and culture mediap. 382-407
Useful addressesp. 410-416
Indexp. 417-434
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ISBN: 9780521676304
ISBN-10: 0521676304
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 462
Published: 14th November 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.2 x 19.41  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 1.11
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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