Clinical and biochemical analyses
Course contents summary
Pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical variability. Types of biological samples and optimal procedures to collect them. Variables affecting laboratory data
The concept of normal values in biology and the risk functions (normal values stated by statistical calculations or by biological observations; desirable values and risk function; decisional values for diagnostic or therapeutic purpose).
Interpretation of the complete urinalysis test.
Interpretation of enzymatic and iso-enzymatic tests like auxiliary diagnostic tool in some specific organ disease.
Laboratory test modifications by diseases affecting purine metabolism.
Laboratory test modifications by diseases affecting the hydro-electrolyte balance.
Interpreting the variations of acid-base parameters and possible pathological conditions.
Interpretation of the modifications of plasma protein profile.
- Albi E. Biochimica Clinica Essenziale. Zanichelli
- Kellerman G. Valori anormali di laboratorio. Mc Graw Hill
- Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics. Elsevier Saunders, St.Louis (Missouri)-USA.
Persisting the sanitary emergency we opt also for synchronous online lessons via Teams.
Weekly lessons are devoted to explanations if requested
Assessment methods and criteria
The final oral examination is about the topics of the course; the student needs to demonstrate to have understood and to be able to manage the essential meanings of every section of the program.
Persisting the sanitary emergency we opt also for online oral test via Teams: one question about general topics and one on more specialistic subjects.
The iconographic supports shown during the lessons will be available (on Elly) to the students since the beginning of the course