© 2004

Handbook of Clinical Laboratory Testing During Pregnancy

  • Ann M. Gronowski

Part of the Current Clinical Pathology book series (CCPATH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Ann M. Gronowski
    Pages 1-13
  3. Laurence A. Cole
    Pages 15-34
  4. Stephen F. Thung, Alan M. Peaceman
    Pages 35-54
  5. Edward R. Ashwood
    Pages 55-70
  6. Andrew R. MacRae, Jacob A. Canick
    Pages 71-137
  7. Syed M. Jalal, Adewale Adeyinka, Alan Thornhill
    Pages 139-157
  8. Corinne R. Fantz, Ann M. Gronowski
    Pages 167-179
  9. Pratima K. Singh, Ann M. Gronowski
    Pages 181-194
  10. Charles S. Eby
    Pages 195-217
  11. David G. Grenache
    Pages 219-243
  12. William A. Bennett
    Pages 301-325
  13. Carolyn B. Coulam
    Pages 327-349
  14. Isaac Blickstein, Louis G. Keith
    Pages 351-358
  15. Jonathan W. Dukes, Albert C. Chen, Lois Jovanovic
    Pages 359-390
  16. Kee-Hak Lim, Melanie M. Watkins
    Pages 391-400
  17. Jason D. Wright, Yoel Sadovsky
    Pages 401-422

About this book


Although a pregnant woman undergoes a multitude of physiological adaptations that profoundly change her biochemical and biophysical characteristics and is also subject to a variety of pregnancy-specific diseases, until now no comprehensive text was available that focused exclusively on clinical laboratory testing during pregnancy. In the Handbook of Clinical Laboratory Testing During Pregnancy, practicing specialists in pathology, laboratory medicine, and obstetrics comprehensively summarize the latest scientific findings and their experiences in the use and interpretation of laboratory testing in patients who are pregnant or experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss. Topics of interest include the effects of normal physiological changes on test results, test selection for diagnosis, changes in reference ranges, monitoring the pregnant patient, new technologies, and the limitations of laboratory testing. The authors not only clearly explain currently used test methods and technologies for the nontechnical reader, but also provide comprehensive practical details for laboratory professionals. Beyond clinical chemistry, additional disciplines covered include molecular biology, serology, immunology, hematology, endocrinology, and microbiology, in addition to help in the evaluation of numerous pathological states. The comprehensive appendix that compiles published normal reference ranges by first, second, and third trimester constitutes an excellent resource for professionals caring for pregnant women.
Multidisciplinary and highly practical, the Handbook of Clinical Laboratory Testing During Pregnancy offers laboratory physicians, obstetricians, nurses, midwives, and pediatricians a gold-standard reference source and guide to the optimal use and interpretation of clinical laboratory testing during pregnancy today.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ann M. Gronowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Pathology and Immunology and Obstetrics and GynecologyWashington University School of Medicine, and Clinical Chemistry and Serology Laboratories, Barnes-Jewish HospitalSt. LouisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook of Clinical Laboratory Testing During Pregnancy
  • Editors Ann M. Gronowski
  • Series Title Current Clinical Pathology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2004
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-270-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4684-9862-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-787-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 454
  • Number of Illustrations 61 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pathology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
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From the reviews:

"...a unique and valuable contribution to laboratory medicine, and the most comprehensive book around focusing on how pregnancy affects laboratory test values...anyone treating and/or testing specimens from pregnant women and their fetuses should get this book ." Weighted Numerical Score: 95 - 4 Stars! - Doody's Health Science Book Review Journal

"This book sets out to demonstrate all aspects of laboratory work that pertain to pregnancy, providing useful background detail for clinicians. Each chapter is written by an author with a particular interest in the subject and is thorough and well referenced. … should be in every department of obstetrics and gynaecology, primarily as a reference and teaching aid." (Kevin Harrington, The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, August, 2006)