About the BookBiomedical laboratory involves a number of distinct disciplines. However, all these disciplines can be conveniently grouped under two major headings, viz. ‘Conventional laboratory techniques’, and ‘Modern laboratory techniques’.
Laboratory medicine is the supporting science, which includes many basic techniques required by medical practitioners and professionals for diagnosis, treatment and management of illness being suffered by the patients. The phenomenal growth of paramedical science or laboratory medicine today would not have been possible without these basic techniques.
A Textbook of Biomedical Laboratory Techniques aims at providing valuable information on important biomedical laboratory techniques with illustrations on haematology, serology, blood bank techniques, urine, sputum, seminal fluid and motion analyses, histopathological techniques, immunodiagnostic techniques, etc. Various types of biomedical laboratory analyses have been explained in detail.
The book has been written in simple style and lucid manner for easy comprehension by the readers. It will prove useful for the students and teachers of medical sciences in universities, colleges and institutes. It will also benefit the professionals and technicians working in pathological laboratories, hospitals and clinics.About the Author/sDr. P. Venkatesan completed his B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees from the University of Madras. He has been the Associate Professor of Zoology at Loyola College, Chennai for the past 36 years, teaching and guiding research students in the fields of Aquatic Entomology and Medical laboratory Technology before his retirement in 2010. He has been the recognised research guide in University of Madras and Bharathiar University. He has been the principal investigator for several major and minor research projects supported by I.C.M.R., U.G.C. and Department of Environment.
He was the course director for Medical Laboratory Technology at Loyola College since its inception in 1978 till 2010. He was the founder of the course—P.G. Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology. He was instrumental in bringing M.Sc. Medical Laboratory Technology in 2001 and M.Sc. Biomedical Instrumentation Science in 2004 at Loyola College. He has conducted symposia and conferences to benefit the students annually. He also conducted a workshop on ‘Hi-tech and Instrumentation in Techniques of Medical Laboratory Technology and Biotechnology’ in 2005. He has published more than 90 research articles and 5 books. The books published by him include Essentials of Medical Laboratory Technology and Human Pathogens.