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District Laboratory Practice in Tropical Countries, Part 2


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District Laboratory Practice in Tropical Countries, Part 2

by Monica Cheesbrough (Author)



ISBN: 9780521676311


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A practical and well-illustrated guide to microbiological, haematological, and blood transfusion techniques.

This new edition includes an update on HIV disease/AIDS, recently developed HIV rapid tests to diagnose HIV infection and screen donor blood, and current information on antiretroviral drugs and the laboratory monitoring of antiretroviral therapy. Information on the epidemiology and laboratory investigation of other pathogens has also been brought up to date. Several new, rapid, simple to perform immunochromatographic tests to assist in the diagnosis of infectious diseases are described, including those for brucellosis, cholera, dengue, leptospirosis, syphilis and hepatitis. Recently developed lgM antibody tests to investigate typhoid fever are also described. The new classification of salmonellae has been introduced. Details of manufacturers and suppliers now include website information and e-mail addresses. The haematology and blood transfusion chapters have been updated, including a review of haemoglobin measurement methods in consideration of the high prevalence of anaemia in developing countries.


ISBN 521676312
ISBN13 9780521676311
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Format Paperback
Publication date 02/03/2006
Pages 440
Weight (grammes) 1049
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 252
Width (mm) 195

7. Microbiological tests
7.1 Microbiology practice and quality assurance in district laboratories
7.2 Features and classification of micro-organisms of medical importance
7.3 Microscopical techniques used in microbiology
7.4 Culturing bacterial pathogens
7.5 Biochemical tests to identify bacteria
7.6 Examination of sputum
7.7 Examination of throat and mouth specimens
7.8 Examination of pus, ulcer material and skin specimens
7.9 Examination of effusions
7.10 Examination of urogenital specimens
7.11 Examination of faecal specimens
7.12 Examination of urine
7.13 Examination of cerebrospinal fluid (c.s.f.)
7.14 Culturing blood
7.15 Examination of semen
7.16 Antimicrobial sensitivity testing
7.17 Water-related disease and testing of water supplies
7.18 Summary of the clinical and laboratory features of micro-organisms
Colour plate section
8. Haematological tests
8.1 Haematology in district laboratories and quality assurance
8.2 Functions of blood, haematopoiesis and blood disorders
8.3 Collection of blood
8.4 Measurement of haemoglobin
8.5 PCV and red cell indices
8.6 Counting white cells and platelets
8.7 Blood films
8.8 Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
8.9 Reticulocyte count. Methaemoglobin reduction test
8.10 Investigation of sickle cell disease
8.11 Investigation of bleeding disorders
9. Blood transfusion tests
9.1 Blood transfusion services at district level and quality assurance
9.2 Blood donation and storage of blood
9.3 Blood grouping
9.4 Compatibility testing
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Appendix I. Preparation of reagents and culture media
Appendix II. Useful addresses