This key title includes all the information contained in Part I of Linnés Clinical Laboratory Science: The Basics and Routine Techniques 4/eso that students do not have to buy the big volume if they are only interested in Part I of the book. It contains all the general background information necessary for working in a clinical laboratory and performing routine clinical laboratory tests. It covers the fundamentals of safety, collection of specimens, equipment, mathematics and measurements giving the student a thorough understanding of the basic concepts and background material which is an essential base in the practice of clinical laboratory science.
* Prepares students for the realities of work in the clinical laboratory with an overview of the field of clinical laboratory science, and includes specifics on basic laboratory procedures. * Prepares the reader for the "real world" of the clinical laboratory with authors who have contributed years of research and experience in a frequently changing field and lend an "in the trenches" view of life to the modern clinical laboratory. * Offers the basic information about working in a clinical laboratory for introductory CLT/MLT or CLS/MT students. * Highlights clinical procedures by placing them in boxes that are easy for students to quickly find. * Chapter 1, Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science, gives students a solid foundation on the fundamentals of clinical lab work. * Includes 59 illustrations to help explain the material and reinforce learning. * Includes Review Questions, Key Terms with definitions, Learning Objectives, Chapter Outlines, and Procedure Boxes, which provide excellent opportunities for group or individual study and reinforce the most important information in each chapter. * Includes a Glossary with key terms and definitions to help students with the new scientific terminology they will encounter in their initial clinical laboratory classes. * Includes an Instructors' Manual with student handouts, guides, exercises and related materials.
By Jean Jorgenson Linne, BS, MT(ASCP), Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN and Karen Munson Ringsrud, BS, MT(ASCP), Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN