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Clinical Laboratory Science - Reference Sources

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Scroll down for a list of some key resources in the field of Clinical Laboratory Science. These titles are located in the reference section.  You can click on this link to perform a search in SAILS using the topic Clinical Science, Clinical Immunology, Immunology, Hematology, and Clinical and Laboratory.

Manual of molecular and clinical laboratory immunology
This volume is a revised edition of Manual of clinical laboratory immunology, 6th ed. (2002), with the addition of 'molecular' to the title a distinct indication of the impact of molecular biology on the field. Serving as an essential reference for directors of immunology laboratories, the text contains 142 chapters, including one on laboratory management. The chapters are grouped in sections, with an initial section on general methodology. Many of the sections commence with an introductory chapter to the topic that follows. In this edition, revised and expanded treatment is found in each chapter, with notable changes in the sections on transplantation, monitoring of cytokines and chemokines, multiple applications of flow cytometry, allergic diseases, and cancer.
REF RB 46.5 M36 2006

ACP medicine
ACP Medicine is the first comprehensive reference to carry the name of the American College of Physicians. Developed to help busy physicians keep up with changing guidelines in primary care, ACP Medicine is a continually updated, evidence-based reference of internal medicine.
REF R 129 S37 2004 V.1-4 
Illustrated Dictionary of Immunology, Second Edition
provides a thorough and up-to-date treatment of essentially all concepts that are needed to comprehend contemporary immunology. Encyclopedic in scope and with succinct entries, it includes terms from all of the subspecialties from molecular immunology to transplantation. It also covers recent developments in a rapidly expanding field. Presented in a format understandable to non-immunologists and immunologists alike, it contains more than 1,000 computer generated figures, line drawings, and photographs to help clarify and de-mystify the complex terminology of immunology.
REF QR 180.4 C78 2003

Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management
McPherson (clinical pathology, Virginia Commonwealth U.) and Pincus (pathology, State U. of New York Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn) present the 21st edition of a medical textbook that aims to comprehensively treat the discipline of clinical pathology and laboratory medicine for medical students, physicians, and laboratory practitioners. Seventy-five chapters are presented in sections dealing with the organization, purposes, and practices of analysis, interpretation, and management in the clinical laboratory; laboratory examination of clinical chemistry; examination of urine and other bodily fluids; hematology; immunology and immunopathology; medical microbiology; and molecular pathology. Added to this edition are new sections on hemostasis and thrombosis and on the clinical pathology of cancer, as well as new chapters on proteomics, microarray analysis laboratory regulations, nutrition, point-of-care analysis, bioterrorism, and the human genome project.
REF RB 37 C54 2007

Wintrobe's Clinical Hematology
Established since 1942 as the leading hematology textbook, the text continues its tradition of correlating basic science with the clinical practice of hematology and is organized to help physicians find clinical answers quickly and easily.
REF RB 145 W74 2009 V.1-2
REF RB 145 W74 2004 V.1-2

Manual of clinical microbiology 
For over thirty-five years, the Manual of Clinical Microbiology has been the touchstone for generations of clinical microbiologists, laboratory technologists, and infectious disease specialists.
REF QR 46 M425 2007 V.1-2

Manual of molecular and clinical laboratory immunology
Renamed Manual of Molecular and Clinical Laboratory Immunology, the 7th edition of the Manual of Clinical Laboratory Immunology continues the tradition of serving as the guide for laboratory directors.   The new edition places substantial emphasis on molecular techniques and introduces new material that reflects the significant advances and developments in the field of clinical immunology.  This valuable reference will be of practical use to immunologists and will serve the needs of students, instructors, and practitioners of clinical immunology.
REF RB 46.5 M36 2006

Tietz textbook of clinical chemistry and molecular diagnostics
In most clinical laboratories, the Tietz Textbook is an obligatory reference book, kept in a central place, always available to everyone—laboratory scientists, trainees, and students alike. This edition is a welcome, carefully prepared update that appears some 6 years after the previous edition, and it considers all of the recent striking developments in clinical chemistry as a leading discipline of laboratory medicine. Although the basic principles and the general outline of the book have been maintained, there are numerous changes from the previous edition, as reflected by the new title, which now includes the wording "Molecular Diagnostics".
REF RB 40 .T44 2006

Technical manual of the American Association of Blood Banks
Manual includes many changes, including a description of the 10 Quality System Essentials (QSEs) that make up Section A in the newest series of standards published by the American Association of Blood Banks. Includes a new chapter on platelet and granulocyte antigens and antibodies.
REF RM 172 T4 2008
REF RM 172 T4 1999
RM 172 T4 1999