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February 23, 1957

Clinical Chemistry: Principles and Procedures

JAMA. 1957;163(8):700. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970430090036

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Abstract

This volume is intended for the technician whose interest is in the whys and wherefores of the techniques used in clinical chemistry in addition to the mechanics of the methods. The book is divided into two parts, the first dealing with basic techniques and the second with practical methods. The first part consists of four chapters that cover rather briefly such general subjects as laboratory apparatus and standard solutions, colorimetry, factors in quantitative analysis, and the collection, preservation, and identification of samples. The second part includes a discussion of the various methods available for the quantitative determination of a number of substances of interest in clinical chemistry, the details of the procedure of the method of choice for each substance, standardization procedures, where necessary, and a brief note on the clinical significance of the results. Methods are included for the determination of carbon dioxide, chloride, sodium, potassium, electrolytes and pH,

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