Donna L. Larson, EdD, MT (ASCP), DLM
Expiration Date: 12/31/2020
Each section meets the Florida 1 hour specialty requirement in clinical chemistry. Section A also meets the 1 hour serology/immunology and 1 hour administration/supervision requirements. Section C also meets the 1 hour serology/immunology and 1 hour administration/supervision requirements.
For ASCP, Section A provides 10 hours in clinical chemistry, 1 hour in serology/immunology and 1 hour in laboratory management. Section B provides 12 hours in clinical chemistry. Section C provides 10 hours in clinical chemistry, 1 hour in serology/immunology, and 1 hour in laboratory management (NOT laboratory safety as the catalog states).
Clinical Chemistry: Fundamentals and Laboratory Techniques provides a thorough review of current clinical chemistry theory and procedures. The level is basic.
Section A topics: (Chapters 1-12)
Part 1: Laboratory Principles
Safety • Instrumentation • Immunoassays • Molecular Diagnostics • Automation • Quality Management Systems • Enzymes.
Part 2: Pathophysiology and Analytes
Clinical Chemistry and Disease • Cell Injury and its Relationship to Disease • Inflammation • Body Fluids and Electrolytes.
Section B topics: (Chapters 13-24):
Part 2, continued: Blood Gases and Acid-Base Balance • Blood Diseases • Proteins • Cancer and Tumor Markers • Blood Vessel Diseases • Heart Disease • Respiratory Diseases • Gastrointestinal Disease • Diseases of the Liver • Pancreatic Diseases and Disorders • Endocrinology • Kidney and Urinary Tract Diseases.
Section C topics: (Chapters 25-36):
Part 2, continued: Reproductive Diseases • Pregnancy • Bone, Joint, and Skeletal Muscle Diseases • Skin, Hair, and Nail Diseases • Eye and Ear Diseases • Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases • Immune System Diseases.
Part 3: Other Aspects of Clinical Chemistry
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring • Toxicology • Transplantation • Emergency Preparedness.