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Clinical Core Laboratory Testing

  • Ross Molinaro
  • Christopher R. McCudden
  • Marjorie Bonhomme
  • Amy Saenger
  • Provides overview of laboratory structure and function

  • Emphasizes importance of laboratory utilization and test ordering

  • Examines pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical issues of importance in the Clinical Laboratory


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Roger L. Bertholf
    Pages 1-23
  3. Christopher McCudden
    Pages 25-34
  4. Christopher R. McCudden, Monte S. Willis
    Pages 77-96
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 97-105

About this book


The clinical laboratory is often known as a “black box” to nurses, physicians, and surgeons, but this concise book removes the veil by covering all the pertinent aspects of the clinical laboratory. This book bridges between medicine and chemistry by offering an overview to a clinical laboratory’s structure and function, the importance of laboratory utilization and test ordering, as well as pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical issues of importance to recognize in any clinical laboratory. An interactive FAQ and a detailed index are also available.


Lab structure Laboratory structre clinical chemistry clinical laboratory clinical medicine clinical testing immunology microbiology molecular pathology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ross Molinaro
    • 1
  • Christopher R. McCudden
    • 2
  • Marjorie Bonhomme
    • 3
  • Amy Saenger
    • 4
  1. 1.Emory Medical LaboratoriesEmory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.University of OttawaOttawaCanada
  3. 3.David Geffen School of MedicineUniversity of California at Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  4. 4.Mayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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“This is an overview of clinical laboratory testing. … The intended audience is very broad -- i.e., anyone who experiences clinical laboratory testing, from patients to laboratorians to practitioners. The authors are credible authorities in their areas of expertise.” (Valerie L. Ng, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2016)