Veterinary Laboratory Medicine, 2nd Edition
January 2002, Wiley-Blackwell
The second edition has been fully updated to reflect advances in diagnostic techniques, and includes new chapters on diagnostic endocrinology and feline virus testing as well as a much expanded chapter on diagnostic profiling and pattern recognition.
PART I: HAEMATOLOGY.
1. The Red Blood Cells (Erythrocytes).
2. The Platelets (Thrombocytes) and the Coagulation Factors.
3. The White Blood Cells (Leucocytes).
PART II: Clinical Biochemistry.
Introduction to Clinical Biochemistry.
4. The Plasma Proteins.
5. The Electrolytes.
6. The Minerals.
7. The Nitrogenous Substances.
8. Carbohydrate Metabolism.
9. Bilirubin and Fat Metabolism.
10. Clinical Enzymology -
Plasma Enzymesin Diagnosis.
11. Diagnostic Endocrinology.
12. Non-Blood Body Fluids.
13. Feline Virus Testing.
PART III: SYSTEMATIC INVESTIGATION.
14. Investigation on an Individual Organ Basis.
15. Diagnostic Profiling and Pattern Recognition.
PART IV: PRACTICAL LABORATORY.
16. Sample Collection and Use of External Laboratories.
17. Side-Room Testing in the Veterinary Practice.
18. The 'Practice Laboratory'.
Suggested Further Reading.
* vets increasingly rely on lab tests to point the way or confirm their own diagnoses
* short, easily accessible reference for busy practitioners
'The publication is extremely timely and the title is perceptive because throughout the book the laboratory is presented as one of the inputs of diagnosis and prognosis, part of the range of information to be assimilated in clinical judgement and decision making. This is a clinician's book written by a first rate clinical pathologist.' - Journal of Small Animal Practice
'Veterinary surgeons who require a handy guide to laboratory work and students studying laboratory medicine and clinical pathology should find this book invaluable.' - Veterinary Practice Management