For more than 65 years, this best-selling text by Drs. Barbara J. Bain, Imelda Bates, and Mike A. Laffan has been the worldwide standard in laboratory haematology. The 12th Edition of Dacie and Lewis Practical Haematology continues the tradition of excellence with thorough coverage of all of the techniques used in the investigation of patients with blood disorders, including the latest technologies as well as traditional manual methods of measurement. You’ll find expert discussions of the principles of each test, possible causes of error, and the interpretation and clinical significance of the findings.
- A unique section on haematology in under-resourced laboratories.
- Ideal as a laboratory reference or as a comprehensive exam study tool.
- Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
- diagnosis, molecular testing, blood transfusion- and much more.
- Complete coverage of the latest advances in the field.
- An expanded section on coagulation now covers testing for new anticoagulants and includes clinical applications of the tests.
2 Reference ranges and normal values
3 Basic haematological techniques
4 Preparation and staining methods for blood and bone marrow films
5 Blood cell morphology in health and disease
6 Supplementary techniques including blood parasite diagnosis
7 Bone marrow biopsy
8 Molecular and cytogenetic analysis
9 Iron deficiency anaemia and iron overload
10 Investigation of megaloblastic anaemia: cobalamin, folate and metabolite status
11 Laboratory methods used in the investigation of the haemolytic anaemias
12 Investigation of the hereditary haemolytic anaemias: membrane and enzyme abnormalities
13 Acquired haemolytic anaemias
14 Investigation of variant haemoglobins and thalassaemias
15 Erythrocyte and leucocyte cytochemistry
16 Immunophenotyping by flow cytometry
17 Diagnostic radioisotopes in haematology
18 Investigation of haemostasis
19 Investigation of a thrombotic tendency
20 Laboratory control of anticoagulant, thrombolytic and antiplatelet therapy
21 Blood cell antigens and antibodies: erythrocytes, platelets and neutrophils
22 Laboratory aspects of blood transfusion
23 Approach to the diagnosis and classification of blood cell disorders
24 Laboratory organisation, management and safety
25 Quality assurance
26 Haematology in under-resourced laboratories
"It remains the worldwide standard in laboratory haematology and no haematologist should be without it!"
"This is an excellent book for new learners or for experienced practitioners wanting an update/refresher. If you want a basic book covering all aspects of laboratory and clinical hematology, this is the one for you. If you are a student, this is a must have."
-Valerie L. Ng, PhD MD (Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital) Doody’s Score: 94 – 4 Stars!