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District Laboratory Practice in Tropical Countries

District Laboratory Practice in Tropical Countries

Part 1

2nd Edition


  • Date Published: September 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521676304
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  • 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.

    • Describes appropriate technology to support district health care in tropical and developing countries
    • Emphasises how to provide and maintain a quality district laboratory service
    • Details safety, equipment selection, use and maintenance, good laboratory practice and training of district laboratory personnel
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    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

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    10th Jul 2014 by Nalulungi

    It is a great book and relevant to the tropics where I practice. Bigupps

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: September 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521676304
    • length: 462 pages
    • copublisher: Tropical Health Technology
    • dimensions: 252 x 196 x 20 mm
    • weight: 1.064kg
    • contains: 146 b/w illus. 57 colour illus. 7 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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

  • Author

    Monica Cheesbrough, Tropical Health Technology, Norfolk

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