Palko's Medical Laboratory Procedures
Table of Contents

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Unit 1: Introduction of the Physician's Office Laboratory

Chapter 1: Safety in the Laboratory

Chapter 2: The Microscope

Chapter 3: Math in the POL

Chapter 4: Statistics in the POL

Chapter 5: Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Chapter 6: Recordkeeping in the POL

Unit 2: Urinalysis

Chapter 7: Anatomy and Physiology of the Urinary System

Chapter 8: Collection and Preservation of the Urine Specimen

Chapter 9: Physical and Chemical Properties of the Urinalysis

Chapter 10: Microscopic Properties of the Urinalysis

Unit 3: Blood Collection

Chapter 11: Routine Venipuncture

Chapter 12: Advanced Venipuncture Techniques

Unit 4: Hematology

Chapter 13: Hemoglobin and Hematocrit: Manual Procedures

Chapter 14: White Blood Cell Count and Red Blood Cell Count: Manual Hematological Procedures

Chapter 15: Differential White Blood Cell Count: Manual Procedure

Chapter 16: Automated Hematology and Quality Control

Chapter 17: Advanced Hematology Procedures

Chapter 18: Blood Coagulation

Unit 5: Blood Chemistry

Chapter 19: Blood Glucose: Measurement and Monitoring

Chapter 20: Chemistry Testing

Unit 6: Immunology and Microbiology

Chapter 21: Immunology Tests

Chapter 22: Microbiology


Appendix A: Standard Precautions and Other Laboratory Safety Information

Appendix B: OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

Appendix C: Sample Blood and Body Fluid Exposure Report Form

Appendix D: CLIA’s Levels of Certification

Appendix E: Preparing the POL for Inspection

Appendix F: Example of Laboratory Requisition Form

Appendix G: Blood Chemistry Tests Arranged by Profiles or Panels

Appendix H: Reference Values of Common Laboratory Tests

Appendix I: Vocabulary of the Clinical Laboratory