A practical and well-illustrated guide to microbiological, haematological, and blood transfusion techniques. The microbiology chapter focuses on common tropical infections. The haematology chapter deals with the investigation of anaemia and haemoglobinopathies. The blood transfusion chapter provides guidelines on the use of blood and blood substitutes, selection of donors and collection.
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'District Laboratory Practice in Tropical Countries sets the gold standard, and is an essential read and reference for anyone engaged in clinical laboratory practice in the tropics.' Tropical Doctor
'… continues a series of publications produced to assist laboratories in tropical countries and, as with previous volumes, it typifies the highly commendable series of texts.' Bryan W. Allen, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine
'The authors have succeeded in producing a work that will fulfil an important need for developing countries. I highly recommend this book, with its Part I counterpart, to anyone with an interest in the practice of laboratory medicine.' Sng Ewe Hui, Pathology
This immensely useful volume describes in practical detail microbiological, haematological, and blood transfusion techniques with, as in Part 1, an emphasis on the use of standard operating procedures, quality assurance and good laboratory practice. There is a twenty page colour section, including 80 microbiology plates and 35 plates showing normal and abnormal blood cells. The microbiology chapter focuses on infections prevalent in tropical countries, including HIV, tuberculosis and dengue. The haematology chapter deals with the investigation of anaemia, microscopical examination of blood films, and tests to investigate the prevalent haemoglobinopathies. The blood transfusion chapter provides guidelines on the appropriate use of blood, and describes selection of donors, collection of blood, screening of blood for transmissible infections, blood grouping, storage of blood, and compatibility testing.
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