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In 1860 Marcellin Berthelot (18271907) published a book that presented numerous examples of the synthesis of organic compounds from the elements. Hans Driesch (186741) was perhaps the last of the ‘vitalists’, insisting that the functions of protoplasm could not be fully explained mechanistically. Many components of biological materials that were considered outside the range of capability of the clinical chemistry laboratory and now assayed daily The blood of patients receiving therapeutic drugs is analyzed regularly Even when concentrations are very low
Toxicological sections of the clinical chemistry laboratory have developed extensively Clinical Chemistry is a multidisciplinary field tht draws upon the fields of: Pharmacology
Hematology Format of Clinical Chemistry
Format Is designed to separate the large body of facts into three categories: Laboratory techniques: The principles of analytical techniques
Pathophysiology: The ways in which the laboratory data is generated are related to disuse or organ dysfunction
Methods of analysis: Indepth survey of the measurement of commonly analyzed biochemical substances To recognize erroneous analytical data
The clinical chemist must have an understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms Analyte
Analyte The a...
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