District Laboratory Practice in Tropical Countries, Part 1

District Laboratory Practice in Tropical Countries, Part 1

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Monica Cheesbrough
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 9/8/2005
EAN 9780521676304, ISBN10: 0521676304

Paperback, 462 pages, 25.1 x 19.6 x 2 cm
Language: English

Changes in the organization of health services in developing countries have led to the district level assuming more responsibility for the planning, delivery and quality of community health care. This fully up-dated new edition has been produced to help those working in the district laboratory, and those responsible for the organization and management of community laboratory services and the training of district laboratory personnel. Replacing the previous publication Medical Laboratory Manual for Tropical Countries, this book provides an up-to-date practical bench manual, taking a modern approach to the provision of a quality medical laboratory service. It includes practical accounts of: organization and staffing of district laboratory services; total quality management; health and safety; equipping district laboratories; parasitological tests, illustrated in colour; clinical chemistry tests; how to plan a training curriculum for district laboratory personnel. Volume 2, published in late 1999, covers microbiological tests, haematological tests and blood transfusion tests.

1. Organization and staffing of district laboratory services
2. Total quality management of district laboratory services
3. Health and safety in district laboratories
4. Equipping district laboratories
5. Parasitological tests
6. Clinical chemistry tests
Appendix I. Preparation of reagents
Appendix II. Useful addresses
Appendix III. Useful charts and figures
Supplement. Planning a training curriculum for district laboratory personnel

Review of District Laboratory Practice in Developing Countries Part 1: 'Clear and easily understood information is provided on the clinical biochemistry of laboratory analytes and the biology of parasites … The book is probably the most comprehensive source of information available today to those who work in or need to know about laboratory services in developing countries. It can be recommended as a basic document for laboratory technicians, technologists, and medical doctors at all levels …' Bulletin of the World Health Organization