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Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Techniques for Veterinary Technicians


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List of Contributors ix Preface xi About the Companion Website xiii Chapter 1 Getting Started with Clinical Pathology 1 Introduction 2 Standard Equipment 2 Standard Supplies 11 Sample Types 14 Sample Storage and Preparation 15 Basic Laboratory Safety 15 Multiple Choice Questions 17 Chapter 2 Hematology 19 Introduction 21 Components of Peripheral Blood 22 Blood Cell Parameters 22 Erythrocytes 24 Leukocytes 38 Platelets 50 Atypical Cells in the Peripheral Blood 53 Blood Parasites 54 Hematology Methods 58 Further Reading 71 Multiple Choice Questions 74 Chapter 3 Hemostasis 75 Introduction 77 Physiology 77 Diagnostic Testing 84 Further Reading 91 Multiple Choice Questions 94 Chapter 4 Clinical Chemistry 95 Introduction 97 Available Testing 97 Sample Preparation 97 Sample Quality 101 Clinical Chemistry Health Profiles 105 Further Reading 138 Multiple Choice Questions 140 Chapter 5 Urinalysis 141 Introduction 142 Urine Production 142 Further Reading 173 Multiple Choice Questions 175 Chapter 6 Parasitology 177 Introduction 179 Classifications of Parasites 179 Parasite Identification 213 Further Reading 224 Multiple Choice Questions 225 Chapter 7 Minimizing Laboratory Errors in Veterinary Practice 227 Introduction 228 Laboratory Considerations 228 Laboratory Area 230 Types of Laboratory Error 231 Summary 242 Further Reading 242 Multiple Choice Questions 244 Glossary of Terms 245 Index 255

About the Author

Anne M. Barger, DVM, DACVP is Clinical Professor ofPathobiology at the University of Illinois atUrbana-Champaign. She is the section head for clinicalpathology for the University of Illinois Veterinary DiagnosticLaboratory and is an editorial board member of VeterinaryClinical Pathology. Amy L. MacNeill, DVM, DACVP graduated from the University ofFlorida with a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1998, became aboard-certified veterinary pathologist in 2004, and was awarded aPhD in virology and immunology in 2005. That same year, she joinedthe faculty at the University of Illinois as Assistant Professor inthe Department of Pathobiology and the Veterinary DiagnosticLaboratory. She is currently an Associate Professor in theDepartment of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology at ColoradoState University.


"This book is very logically constructed and beautifully illustrated with coloured pictures and clear drawings." (Vet Nurses Today, 1 January 2016) Overall, this book appears to be a solid books for veterinary technicians reference for laboratory medicine and techniques for veterinary technicians and should provide an excellent foundation of knowledge. (JAVMA, March 2016)

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