The 9th edition of Dacie and Lewis Practical Haematology sees the continuation of this highly successful, practical manual which describes all of the techniques used in the investigation of patients with blood diseases. It discusses the principles of each test, possible causes of error, and the interpretation and clinical significance of the results. The use of standards, reference reagents and quality control is stressed throughout and new information and techniques have been added to bring this edition right up-to-date. Dacie and Lewis Practical Haematology 9e is:
Concise and informative: contains all the necessary instructions for performing and interpreting laboratory tests;
Standardised: tests conform to the recommendations of the International Council for Standardisation in
Haematology and World Health Organization;
Useful at all levels: from primary health centres to specialised centres with sophisticated technology;
Logical: laboratory approach to clinical situations given in the form of decision trees;
Thorough: emphasises the importance of attention to technical details of methods, together with critical perspective on their interpretation and clinical utility.
The new edition includes revised and expanded sections, including: - developments in automated
tests; iron deficiency; leukaemias; neonatal & paediatric testing; haemostasis; blood transfusion. There is also a new major chapter on essential investigations in under-resourced countries.