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Fundamentals of Urine & Body Fluid Analysis, 2e [Paperback]

Nancy A. Brunzel MS CLS(NCA)
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March 4, 2004 0721601782 978-0721601786 2
Renowned for its clear writing style, organization, level and depth of content, and excellent color illustrations, this reference covers the collection and analysis of urine, fecal specimens, vaginal secretions, and other body fluids such as cerebrospinal, synovial, seminal, amniotic, pleural, pericardial, and peritoneal fluids. It covers all aspects of fluid analysis from basic factual information and essential techniques and procedures, to easy-to-grasp explanations of how data is correlated with the basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology to understand pathologic processes.
  • More than 120 photomicrographs are pictured beside their textual explanations to ensure maximum comprehension and understanding.
  • Extensive diagrams and tables throughout the text clarify concepts and reinforce content.
  • Discussion of each body fluid includes the physiology of formation, its composition, diagnostic importance, and the clinical procedures frequently performed.
  • Various pedagogical elements such as chapter outlines, learning objectives, key terms, case studies, and study questions reinforce the most important information in each chapter.
  • The chapter on Quality Assurance and Safety (Chapter 2) focuses on the importance of following established lab protocols and guidelines in the clinical lab.
  • A glossary of scientific terms appears in the back of the book for convenient reference to succinct, accurate definitions.
  • A unique, new chapter on Analysis of Vaginal Secretions covering wet mount preparation, evaluation, and disease correlation.
  • A urine sediment image glossary containing over 90 images that serves as a visual reference for identifying cells, crystals, casts, and other elements at the microscope. In addition, these images are almost exclusively of unstained sediment using Brightfield microscopy - the technique most frequently used in clinical laboratories.
  • Case studies at the end of relevant chapters to assist in applying key concepts to real-life scenarios and test reader knowledge.

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About the Author

Nancy A. Brunzel, CLS, MT, Laboratory Manager, Division of Medical Technology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Product Details

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 2 edition (March 4, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0721601782
  • ISBN-13: 978-0721601786
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #364,060 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book for medical technologists March 20, 2006
Even though it has been many years since we had decent books, this one is exceptional both with urines and other body fluids.

My manager wants to use it for other clinics. I am a cytotechnolist and medical technologist and the photos and

descriptions are great. We are going to use this here at work, even though I personally own the book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book for student MT's December 7, 2006
The explanations of test method principles and disease processes in this book are straight to the point and in a language that is usually understandable on the first read. The images are decent although the format of where the images are located is a little strange with some being in the chapters and others in the back. The only major thing I do not like about this book is the almost tissue thin paper which can be very highlighter unfriendly in many cases.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Same 18 year old information. February 27, 2012
By Cyntist
Nothing has been changed in this book since 1994. The illustrations are very poor
for this day and age of 12 Mpixl cameras.
It is very expensive for the quality of paper and printing in China.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference. November 5, 2006
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This book is an excellent reference. It's good for brushing up on what you've forgotten or if you're learning something new.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Urinalysis Book March 30, 2013
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This book is laid out really nicely with lots of pictures and case studies. It provides all of the useful information with out being too overwhelming or scientifically word. The graphics really help to enhance the material and to allow for better understanding of the subject. A good sized book that can be taken anywhere as a reference.
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