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Clinical Biochemistry (Second Edition)  

Nessar Ahmed
Published in Print:24 November 2016 Published Online:31 August 2023
Publisher:Oxford University Press


Clinical Biochemistry covers the core topics in the field of biochemistry, placing it in the context of human disease. Throughout the text, the theory is continually related to laboratory practice through the use of examples and case studies. Topics covered include biochemical investigations and quality control, automation, kidney disease, hyperuricaemia, gout, and fluid and electrolyte disorders. The text also looks at acid-based disorders, liver function, lipid metabolism, and other disorders such as disorders of calcium, phosphate, and magnesium homeostasis. Thyroid disease is covered. Cancer biochemistry is an important topic here and the text also examines tumour markers. There is a chapter on newborn screening and inherited metabolic disorders. Finally, the text considers chemical toxicology.