Urinalysis and Body Fluids, 6th Edition

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Catalog No.: Y40003
Publisher/Vendor: FA Davis
Author: Susan King Strasinger, DA, MLS(ASCP) and Marjorie Schaub Di Lorenzo, MLS(ASCP)SH
Pages: 352
Format: Softcover Book

Urinalysis and Body Fluids, 6th Edition is an introduction to the analysis of non-blood body fluids. Through six editions, the authors, noted educators and clinicians, have taught generations of students the theoretical and practical knowledge every clinical laboratory scientist needs to handle and analyze non-blood body fluids, and to keep themselves and their laboratories safe from infectious agents. Their reader friendly approach first presents the foundational concepts of renal function and urinalysis. Then, step by step, they focus on the examination of urine, cerebrospinal fluid, semen, synovial fluid, serous fluid, amniotic fluid, feces, and vaginal secretions. The 6th Edition has been completely updated to include all of the new information and new testing procedures that are important in this rapidly changing field. Case studies, clinical situations, learning objectives, key terms, summary boxes, and study questions show how work in the classroom translates to work in the lab.

Key Features

  • Examines the chemistry of urinalysis, including:
    • Reactions on dip sticks
    • Confirmatory methods
    • Causes of false positives and negatives
  • Different levels of sensitivity in the two major dip stick producers
  • Organizes reagent strip information with headers that clearly delineate the clinical significance, reactions, and interference.
  • Uses case studies and clinical situations to promote problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
  • Provides procedure and summary boxes for quick reference.
  • Includes study questions at the end of each chapter that emulate questions on the national ASCP examination.
  • Discusses the safety precautions needed to guard against hazards related to urine and body fluid analyses.
  • Features more than 175 full-color slides of urine, cerebrospinal, seminal, synovial, serous, and vaginal fluids, positioned close to the related text.
  • Reviews renal physiology and renal function testing.
  • Offers comprehensive discussions of the physical, chemical, and microscopic analyses of urine.
  • Describes, in detail, the laboratory tests used for the diagnosis and monitoring of diseases of glomerular, tubular, interstitial, and vascular origins.
  • Covers quality assurance and management, including requirements of accrediting agencies.
  • Discusses instrumentation currently used the urinalysis laboratory.

New to this Edition

  • New chapter: Vaginal Secretions covers wet and KOH preps; the collection, preparation and analysis, along with photos of the clue cells, yeast, and trichomoniasis.
  • New full-color art program. Highlights include:
    • Parasites from urinary tract and fecal contaminants
    • Concepts of tubular concentration, countercurrent exchange and multiplier systems
    • Clue cells, yeast, and trichomoniasis
    • The cellular structure of the glomerulus.
  • New organization: Related chapters are organized reorganized into sections.