Current Clinical Pathology

Handbook of Clinical Laboratory Testing During Pregnancy

Editors: Gronowski, Ann M. (Ed.)

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Although a pregnant woman undergoes a multitude of physiological adaptations that profoundly change her biochemical and biophysical characteristics and is also subject to a variety of pregnancy-specific diseases, until now no comprehensive text was available that focused exclusively on clinical laboratory testing during pregnancy. In the Handbook of Clinical Laboratory Testing During Pregnancy, practicing specialists in pathology, laboratory medicine, and obstetrics comprehensively summarize the latest scientific findings and their experiences in the use and interpretation of laboratory testing in patients who are pregnant or experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss. Topics of interest include the effects of normal physiological changes on test results, test selection for diagnosis, changes in reference ranges, monitoring the pregnant patient, new technologies, and the limitations of laboratory testing. The authors not only clearly explain currently used test methods and technologies for the nontechnical reader, but also provide comprehensive practical details for laboratory professionals. Beyond clinical chemistry, additional disciplines covered include molecular biology, serology, immunology, hematology, endocrinology, and microbiology, in addition to help in the evaluation of numerous pathological states. The comprehensive appendix that compiles published normal reference ranges by first, second, and third trimester constitutes an excellent resource for professionals caring for pregnant women.
Multidisciplinary and highly practical, the Handbook of Clinical Laboratory Testing During Pregnancy offers laboratory physicians, obstetricians, nurses, midwives, and pediatricians a gold-standard reference source and guide to the optimal use and interpretation of clinical laboratory testing during pregnancy today.

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"...a unique and valuable contribution to laboratory medicine, and the most comprehensive book around focusing on how pregnancy affects laboratory test values...anyone treating and/or testing specimens from pregnant women and their fetuses should get this book ." Weighted Numerical Score: 95 - 4 Stars! - Doody's Health Science Book Review Journal

"This book sets out to demonstrate all aspects of laboratory work that pertain to pregnancy, providing useful background detail for clinicians. Each chapter is written by an author with a particular interest in the subject and is thorough and well referenced. … should be in every department of obstetrics and gynaecology, primarily as a reference and teaching aid." (Kevin Harrington, The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, August, 2006)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Human Pregnancy

    Gronowski, Ann M.

    Pages 1-13

  • Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

    Cole, Laurence A.

    Pages 15-34

  • Biological Markers of Preterm Delivery

    Thung, Stephen F. (et al.)

    Pages 35-54

  • Markers of Fetal Lung Maturity

    Ashwood, Edward R.

    Pages 55-70

  • Maternal Prenatal Screening for Fetal Defects

    MacRae, Andrew R. (et al.)

    Pages 71-137

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eBook $219.00
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Hardcover $289.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-58829-270-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4684-9862-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Clinical Laboratory Testing During Pregnancy
Editors
  • Ann M. Gronowski
Series Title
Current Clinical Pathology
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-59259-787-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59259-787-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-58829-270-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-9862-2
Series ISSN
2197-781X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
454
Number of Illustrations and Tables
61 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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