Graff’s Textbook of Urinalysis and Body Fluids 3rd Edition PDF Free Download
Sister Graff’s A Handbook of Routine Urinalysis had served the clinical laboratory profession as a classic reference text of urine testing and atlas of urinary sediment from 1 983 to 20 1 1 , when it was revised for the second edition to add chapters on body fluid analysis. Our goal for the third edition of this text is continually to preserve the integrity and importance of Sister Graff’s work while expanding its use as a valuable resource for students, instructors, and laboratory professionals. The second edition had substantially revised and enhanced the content to bring it up-to-date and expanded the text by including other body fluids, Chapter Objectives, Key Terms, Terms, Study Questions, Case Studies, and a Glossary to make the text more user friendly in the classroom. These updates and additions were reflected in the new title, Graft’s Textbook of Urinalysis and Body Fluids. This, the third edition continues to provide students, instructors, and laboratory professionals with updated information concerning urine and body fluid analyses. The expanded urinalysis and body fluids coverage in this text is comprehensive, clearly presented, and explained in easy-to-understand language. Continuing the standard set by Sister Graff, the book uses numerous color photomicrographs to familiarize readers with both the normal and abnormal structures found in the urinary sediment and body fluids while tables and illustrations help clarify concepts. The third edition is divided into three sections for better grouping of content. Section I includes foundational information about renal anatomy (Chapter 1 ) and disorders that may be detected by analyzing urine (Chapters 2 and 3 ) , as well as introductory information regarding clinical laboratory operations including safety (Chapter 4) and microscopy (Chapter 5). Section II focusses on the urinalysis, beginning with urine specimen collection and preservation (Chapter 6), then progressing through physical examination (Chapter 7), chemical analysis (Chapter 8 ) , and microscopic exam- Preface ination including 1 7 new images (Chapter 9 ) , ending with the central chapter and j ewel of Graff’s Textbook of Urinalysis and Body Fluids, the atlas of urinary sediment containing (Chapter 1 0 ) . Instructors, students, and clinicians will find that no other text includes a comparable atlas. Section Ill contains revised information as well as new information about various body fluid analyses beginning with an introduction (Chapter 1 1 ) and goes into further depth about: cerebrospinal fluid (Chapter 12), serous body fluids (Chapter 1 3 ) , synovial fluid (Chapter 14), gastric fluid and fecal analysis (Chapter 1 5) , semen analysis (Chapter 16), amniotic fluid (Chapter 1 7) , vaginal secretions (Chapter 1 8 ) , and miscellaneous body fluids (Chapter 1 9 ) . Several new images have been added to this section to provide for better comprehension of the information presented. The book wraps up with a chapter on automated methods and equipment (Chapter 20); Appendices provide answers to the study and case questions, historically relevant urinalysis information, reagent strip color chart, and a detailed explanation of manual hemocytometer cell count. A glossary of terms that is ideal for study and review summaries key terms highlighted in chapter; and for those who rely on the text as a reference, a complete index.