Basic & Applied Concepts of Immunohematology, 2nd Edition
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Clear and accessible, this text addresses the fundamental knowledge and skills you need to work in a blood-banking laboratory. It integrates basic theory genetics, immunology, and immunohematology then adds practical, problem-solving exercises. Clinical scenarios and critical thinking exercises help you apply basic concepts to modern transfusion and blood-bank settings.Table of Contents
New to This Edition
- NEW information reflects changes in the field, including:
- Different types of DNA testing and uses
- Automation impact and issues
- Latest donor criteria from the AABB and the FDA
- Hepatitis C and HIV NAT testing
- West Nile testing
- Bacterial contamination statistics and prevention
- Bone marrow transplant blood use
- Peripheral stem cell collection
- Cord blood collection and use
- More case studies, examples, and flow charts in the Antibody Detection and Identification chapter help to illustrate principles and practices.
- Margin Notes are added throughout to reinforce key terms and procedures.
- More review questions are added for thorough and efficient self-assessment.
- Expanded Evolve resources include web links, ArchieMD animations, and additional study questions
- Experienced authors offer a practical "in the trenches" view of life in the laboratory.
- A clinical application focus relates concepts to practice and offers examples of using theoretical information in the laboratory setting.
- Coverage of quality control assurance and regulatory issues includes the "whys" in both reagents and equipment.
- An entire chapter is devoted to basic genetics and immunology coverage.
- Blood group systems are described in easy-to-follow, student-friendly terms.
- Illustrations and tables help you understand critical information.
- A two-color design brightens the text and makes it more reader-friendly.
- Chapter outlines, review questions, learning objectives, and key terms are included in each chapter, highlighting and reinforcing important material.
- Critical Thinking exercises ask you to draw conclusions based on a case study.
- Chapter summaries include a paragraph, table, or box of the essential information.
By Kathy D. Blaney, MS, BB(ASCP)SBB, University of Central Florida, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Department of Molecular Biology & Microbiology, Orlando, FL; and Paula R. Howard, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB, Micro Typing Systems, Pompano Beach, FL