Designed to help students develop the professional entry-level competencies
they need for certification and career success, this 6th edition of Clinical
Hematology strengthens the pedagogy that set the quality benchmark
for hematology and includes the current, competency-based content needed
by MLT and MLS students. In addition to state-of-the-art content, many,
fully developed case studies with critical thinking discussion questions, and
a strong emphasis on emerging molecular diagnostics and genomic medicine,
the 6th edition encompasses the professional knowledge guidelines
recommended by ASCLS Entry Level and Professional Body of Knowledge
competencies in hematology, hemostasis and coagulation, and molecular applications. Throughout the text, a logical
eight-part organization, clear explanations, and multiple learning tools help students master the theory underlying
clinical hematology and the procedures used to diagnose and treat disorders of the blood and bone marrow.
?? Expanded coverage of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) in the Molecular Techniques chapter reflects the
importance of molecular diagnostics and genomic medicine in today’s medical laboratories.
?? Numerous Clinical Case Studies with critical thinking group discussion questions link concepts and procedures
to laboratory practice.
?? Two dedicated chapters provide step-by-step procedure instructions, enabling students to confidently perform
important clinical procedures.
?? Learning Outcomes and Review questions— now identified as core and advanced content—clarify what MLT
and MLS students should know upon successful completion of each chapter.
?? More algorithms and other student desired visual learning formats (figures, tables and boxes) clarify key
?? In-text learning aids (Learning Outcomes, Chapter Highlights and Review Questions) organized by major topic
to facilitate concept mastery.
?? A streamlined Phlebotomy chapter focuses on the newest content with additional information moved online for
?? Bulleted Chapter Highlights facilitate quick review of each chapter’s material.
?? Key Terms italicized in the text and defined in the glossary help students master the vocabulary of hematology.
?? Certification-style Review Questions help students assess their knowledge as they advance through each chapter.
?? Updated full-color images offer a visual guide to the concepts and procedures presented in the text.
?? Updated references reflect the latest research in the field.