Learning outcomes of the course unit
To know and to understand the most important laboratory tests
fundamentals of biochemistry and general pathology
Course contents summary
Full blood count; Coagulation; Urine; Most relevant diagnostic laboratory tests
Techniques for sampling and storage of blood and biological materials.
Composition of the blood.
Main routine tests and their usefulness: complete blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, blood glucose, glycated hemoglobin, liver and kidney function, electrolytes, lipid profile, coagulation, urinalysis.
Markers of myocardial damage.
Monitoring of the diabetic patien
G. Federici: Medicina di laboratorio - McGraw - Hill (last edition)
Assessment methods and criteria
written and oral exam