Duncan and Prasse's Veterinary Laboratory Medicine

Duncan and Prasse’s Veterinary Laboratory Medicine

Now in full color throughout, Duncan and Prasse’s Veterinary Laboratory Medicine: Clinical Pathology, Fifth Edition offers a comprehensive overview of hematology, hemostasis, clinical chemistry, urinalysis, cytology, and reference intervals in a highly accessible outline format. With information on all major domestic species, the text is designed for the reader to quickly find answers to clinical […]

Laboratory Hematology Practice

Laboratory Hematology Practice

Expertly edited and endorsed by the International Society for Laboratory Hematology, this is the newest international textbook on all aspects of laboratory hematology. Covering both traditional and cutting-edge hematology laboratory technology this book emphasizes international recommendations for testing practices. Illustrative case studies on how technology can be used in patient diagnosis are included. Laboratory Hematology […]

Use of a Major Medical Center Clinical Laboratory As a Reference Laboratory for a Developing Country: Ordering Patterns Help Set Laboratory Priorities (Other Areas of Clinical Chemistry)

Use of a Major Medical Center Clinical Laboratory As a Reference Laboratory for a Developing Country: Ordering Patterns Help Set Laboratory Priorities (Other Areas of Clinical Chemistry)

Setting priorities for which tests a hospital clinical laboratory should perform involves consideration of the expected volume of testing, its clinical impact, the technical skill levels available, the equipment needed, cost benefits, and whether testing can be obtained elsewhere. Most clinical laboratory directors in the US and other developed countries can obtain the above information […]

Proteomics: An Evolving Technology in Laboratory Medicine (Report)

Proteomics: An Evolving Technology in Laboratory Medicine (Report)

INTRODUCTION Completion of the Human Genome Project was a pivotal first step to revolutionize medicine in the 21st century (1). The completed human genome was found to contain between 30,000 and 35,000 genes, far less than the 100,000 genes predicted when the project commenced in the mid-1990s (2). Subsequently it was found that one gene […]

Laboratory Studies on Mosquito Larvicidal Efficacy of Aqueous & Hexane Extracts of Dried Fruit of Solanum Nigrum Linn (Report)

Laboratory Studies on Mosquito Larvicidal Efficacy of Aqueous & Hexane Extracts of Dried Fruit of Solanum Nigrum Linn (Report)

Background & objectives: Aqueous and organic solvent extracts of plants/plant parts were effective in killing the mosquito larvae. Comparative efficacy of the aqueous and hexane extracts of dried fruit of Solanum nigrum was tested against five laboratory colonized strains of mosquito species, namely Anopheles culicifacies species A, An. culicifacies species C, An. stephensi, Culex quinquefasciatus […]

Providing Clinicians with Information on Laboratory Test Costs Leads to Reduction in Hospital Expenditure (Original Articles) (Report)

Providing Clinicians with Information on Laboratory Test Costs Leads to Reduction in Hospital Expenditure (Original Articles) (Report)

Laboratory tests are often requested without a clear indication of potential benefit or cost implications. (1-4) Previous studies have shown that various interventions can reduce the number of tests ordered and thereby reduce the costs associated with hospitalisation. (5) The Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Pretoria conducted a survey in 2007 to […]