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Clinical Chemistry and Metabolic Medicine, Seventh Edition


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Table of Contents

1. Requesting laboratory tests and interpreting the results
2. Water and sodium
3. The kidneys
4. Acid-base disturbances
5. Potassium
6. Calcium, phosphate and magnesium
7. The hypothalamus and pituitary gland
8. The adrenal cortex
9. The reproductive system
10. Pregnancy and infertility
11. Thyroid function
12. Carbohydrate metabolism
13. Plasma lipids and lipoproteins
14. Nutrition
15. Vitamins, trace elements and metals
16. The gastrointestinal tract
17. Liver disorders and gall stones
18. Plasma enzymes in diagnosis (clinical enzymology)
19. Proteins in plasma and urine
20. Purine and urate metabolism
21. Disorders of haem metabolism: iron and the porphyrias
22. Cardiovascular disease
23. Cerebrospinal and pleural fluid
24. Metabolic effects of tumours
25. Therapeutic drug monitoring and poisoning
26. Clinical biochemistry at the extremes of age
27. Inborn errors of metabolism
28. Genetics and DNA-based technology in clinical biochemistry
29. Patient sample collection and use of the laboratory
30. Point of care testing
Appendix 1 Units in clinical chemistry
Appendix 2 Abbreviations used in the text

About the Author

Martin Crook BSc MB BS PhD FRCPath FRCPI FRCP Consultant Chemical Pathologist and Lipidologist, Guy's, St Thomas' and University Hospital Lewisham, London, UK


"Clever use of case studies also enables the reader to see the application of the theory and test their understanding. The structure of the book will enable those who do not want to know all the detail, to be selective." -- Dr Simon Hamer,

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