Published 2013 (AACC Publication), 189pp
Edited by William E. Winter, Lindsay A. L. Bazydlo, and Neil S. Harris
The Quick Guide to Endocrinology addresses the clinical presentation, pathophysiology, and laboratory testing required for diagnosing common endocrinologic problems seen by the laboratorian and clinician on a regular basis. The Guide focuses on disturbances involving the anterior and posterior lobes of the pituitary gland, the thyroid gland, the adrenal glands, the parathyroid glands, the ovaries, and the testes. A future Quick Guide will address issues relevant to diabetes mellitus.
Understanding the basic biochemistry and physiology of endocrine systems is critically important when the laboratorian serves as a consultant to the clinician. This Guide can help assist graduate students, medical students, medical technologists, and laboratory supervisors, as well as MDs and PhDs, in comprehending basic endocrinology. Endocrine disorders are common and affect all aspects of medicine involving psychiatrists to neurosurgeons, and the information found in this Quick Guide will help prepare the laboratorian to act as a consultant to all of these practitioners.