Diagnostic Hematology: A Pattern Approach with CD-ROM [With]
Author: Lawrence T. Diamond, Lawrence T. Diamond
Publisher: Hodder Arnold Publishers
Release Date: April 15, 2000
Diagnostic Hematology is a comprehensive guide to the laboratory diagnosis of blood and bone marrow diseases, including the use of flow cytometry for immunologic subclassification of leukemias and lymphomas. It presents a logical and systematic approach to diagnosis, based on the patterns derived from peripheral blood analysis, flow cytometry immunophenotyping studies and bone marrow examination. The book presents each diagnostic problem as it would be investigated in practice and takes the reader step-by-step through the process of reaching the differential diagnosis. It gives advice on the proper approach to diagnostic work-up and on how to avoid common diagnostic pitfalls. The patterns formed by different blood and bone marrow disorders are described in detail and illustrated with color photomicrographs and flow cytometry graphics. A free companion CD-ROM featuring 200 actual cases allows the user to assess real test results and see the patterns which lead to the final interpretation in each case.