District Laboratory Practice in Tropical Countries Part 1

District Laboratory Practice in Tropical Countries

Monica Cheesbrough
Published in: Cambridge University Press
Release Year: 2009
ISBN: 978-0-511-34935-5
Pages: 462
Edition: Second Edition
File Size: 6 MB
File Type: pdf
Language: English

Description of District Laboratory Practice in Tropical Countries Part 1

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Content of District Laboratory Practice in Tropical Countries Part 1

Chapter 1 Organization and staffing of district laboratory services
11 Importance of laboratory practice in district health care
12 Structuring of a district laboratory network   
13 Training and continuing education of district laboratory personnel   
14 Code of conduct for laboratory personnel and status of medical laboratory practice

Chapter 2 Total quality management of district laboratory services
21 Ensuring a reliable and quality laboratory service  
22 Selection of tests and interpretation of test results  
23 Financing district laboratory services and controlling costs
24 Quality assurance and sources of error in district laboratory practice  
25 SI Units 
26 Guidelines for preparing stains and reagents
27 Communicating effectively

Chapter 3 Health and safety in district laboratories
31 Implementing a laboratory health and safety program
32 Safe laboratory premise and personal safety measures
33 Microbial hazards
34 Decontamination of infectious material and disposal of laboratory waste
35 Chemical and reagent hazards
36 Equipment and glassware hazards
37 Fire safety
38 Emergency First Aid

Chapter 4 Equipping district laboratories
41 Selection, procurement, and care of equipment
42 Power supplies in district laboratories
43 Microscope
44 Equipment for purifying water
45 Equipment for weighing
46 Equipment for pipetting and dispensing
47 Centrifuges
48 Laboratory autoclave
49 Incubator, water bath, heat block
410 Colorimeter
411 Mixers
412 General laboratory-ware for district laboratories

Chapter 5 Parasitological tests
51 Parasitology in district laboratories and quality assurance of tests
52 Features and classification of parasites of medical importance
53 Direct examination of feces and concentration techniques
54 Identification of fecal protozoan trophozoites, cysts, and oocysts
55 Identification of helminth eggs and larvae found in feces
56 Examination of urine for Schistosoma haematobium eggs
57 Examination of blood for malaria parasites
58 Examination of blood, lymph fluid, and CSF for trypanosomes causing African trypanosomiasis
59 Examination of blood for Trypanosoma cruzi
510 Examination of specimens for Leishmania parasites
511 Examination of blood for microfilariae in lymphatic filariasis and loiasis
512 Examination of skin for Onchocerca volvulus microfilariae
513 Examination of sputum for Paragonimus eggs
514 Less frequently needed tests:
1 Investigation of amoebic liver abscess
2 Investigation of primary amoebic meningoencephalitis
3 Diagnosis of toxoplasmosis
4 Diagnosis of hydatid disease
5 Examination of muscle tissue for Trichinella spiralis larvae
6 Detection of Dracunculus medinensis (Guinea worm) larvae

Chapter 6 Clinical chemistry tests
61 Clinical chemistry in district laboratories
62 Quality assurance of clinical chemistry tests
63 Measurement of serum or plasma creatinine
64 Measurement of serum or plasma urea
65 Measurement of blood or plasma glucose
66 Measurement of serum or plasma bilirubin
67 Measurement of serum albumin
68 Measurement of serum or plasma alanine aminotransferase (ALT) activity
69 Measurement of serum or plasma alpha-amylase activity
610 Measurement of sodium and potassium in serum or plasma
611 Urine tests
612 Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) tests
613 Faecal tests

Appendix I
Preparation of reagents
Appendix II
Useful addresses
Appendix III
Useful charts and figures
Planning a training curriculum for district laboratory personnel
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