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District laboratory practice in tropical countries

Author: Monica Cheesbrough
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005-2006
Series: Tropical health technology
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. edView all editions and formats
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A practical and well-illustrated guide to microbiological, haematological, and blood transfusion techniques. The microbiology chapter focuses on common tropical infections. The haematology chapter  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Monica Cheesbrough
ISBN: 9780521676304 0521676304 9780521676311 0521676312
OCLC Number: 487271536
Description: 2 bd. : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface; 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; recommended books; Appendix I. Preparation of reagents and culture media; Appendix II. Useful addresses; Index.
Series Title: Tropical health technology
Responsibility: Monica Cheesbrough

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