CLINICAL TOXICOLOGY TESTING: A GUIDE FOR LABORATORY PROFESSIONALS - PUB220
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Barbarajean Magnani, PhD, MD, FCAP
Michael G. Bissell, MD, PhD, MPH, FCAP
Tai C. Kwong, PhD, DABCC, FACB

Alan H.B. Wu, PhD, DABCC, FACB

Clinical Toxicology Testing is a practical guide to setting up, overseeing, and directing hospital toxicology laboratory operations. The book focuses on the complex issues facing the laboratory director or pathologist in this role, as well as those in training in the field of laboratory medicine. It addresses not only pharmacological principles, testing menus, and methodologies, but also clinical test interpretation for specialized areas such as the emergency department, the pain clinic, and the autopsy suite. In addition, it serves as an introduction to such topics as workplace drug testing and relevant regulatory issues. It provides the reader with a comprehensive view of what is needed—and expected—when offering a clinical toxicology service.

Contents include:

  • Organizational aspects of a hospital toxicology laboratory
  • Supporting the emergency department and the pain service
  • Forensic toxicology and chain of custody
  • Medical professional substance abuse and workplace drug testing
  • Adverse drug events and poisonings
  • Analytical methodologies and alternate specimens for testing
  • Drugs of abuse, toxic substances, and overdoses
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring and compliance testing
  • Pharmacokinetic concepts and pharmacogenomic testing
  • Templates for urine and serum toxic screen, and therapeutic drug monitoring

Contents (PDF, 27 K)
Sample pages (PDF, 78.5 K)

Softcover; 304 pages; 130+ figures and tables; 2012
ISBN: 978-0-9837068-1-6

Comments

This comprehensive yet eminently readable text on the burgeoning field of clinical toxicology would be a welcome addition to the reference library of anyone offering toxicology services of any kind.
Gary L. Horowitz, MD, FCAP
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts





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Clinical Toxicology Testing is a practical guide to setting up, overseeing, and directing hospital toxicology laboratory operations. The book focuses on the complex issues facing the laboratory director as well as those in training. It addresses not only pharmacological principles, testing menus, and methodologies, but also clinical test interpretation for specialized areas such as the emergency department, the pain clinic, and the autopsy suite. It includes thorough discussions of adverse drug events and poisonings, analytical methodologies and alternate specimens for testing, drugs of abuse, toxic substances, and overdoses. Also included are workplace drug testing, relevant regulatory issues, therapeutic drug monitoring, and compliance testing. Contains urine toxic screen, serum toxic screen, and therapeutic drug monitoring templates.