"District Laboratory Practice in Tropical Countries sets the gold standard, and is an essential read and reference for anyone engaged in clinical laboratory practice in the tropics." Tropical Doctor
"This is a condensed, concise, and highly informative book on recommended microbiology, hematology, and transfusion medicine laboratory practice. It is amazingly complete--everything you need to know at your fingertips in just one book...useful for any clinical laboratory anywhere" Doody's Review Service ^GR
"...worth having in any tropical laboratory for general use, and in particular for those involved in training of laboratory staff." Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
This immensely useful volume describes in practical detail microbiological, haematological, and blood transfusion techniques with an emphasis on the use of standard operating procedures, quality assurance and good laboratory practice. There is a twenty page colour section, including 80 microbiology plates and 35 plates showing normal and abnormal blood cells. The microbiology chapter focuses on infections prevalent in tropical countries, including HIV, tuberculosis and dengue. The haematology chapter deals with the investigation of anaemia and haemoglobinopathies. The blood transfusion chapter covers the full spectrum of techniques and procedures.