Published 2013 (AACC Publication), 180pp
Edited by Vishnu Reddy, Marisa B. Marques, and George A. Fritsma
The Quick Guide to Hematology Testing is a speedy reference for anyone who orders, performs, or interprets hematology laboratory tests, including complete blood counts, bone marrow aspirate and biopsies, flow cytometry, cytogenetics, and molecular diagnosis. Clear understanding of the significance of hematology laboratory results is critical, and awareness of the effect of confounding factors leads to clinically sound interpretations.
The Guide’s pocket size provides immediate access at the time and place that tests are ordered, performed, and interpreted. The text discusses benign and malignant conditions of the three cell lineages, including anemias, leukemias, and thrombocytopenia, emphasizing their diagnosis, treatment, and laboratory-based treatment monitoring. Disease descriptions and assays are adjacent so that all conditions may be correlated. The extensively updated second edition has new sections and expands on newly described phenotypes and genotypes of hematologic disorders and new methods, providing a current list of cell markers and mutations.
Although the Guide reviews clinical conditions, treatment, and laboratory assays, it should not be used alone to make final diagnoses. Many current references are provided for further reading. The authors’ local experience helps make the Guide a valuable resource for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and medical laboratory scientists.