Written by a renowned expert this practical guide had been fully revised and updated. The book covers recent advances in the fields of immunophenotyping, cytogenetics and molecular genetics. It illustrates how laboratory techniques are used for the diagnosis and classification of leukaemia and includes images of abnormal cells to aid diagnosis.
This fourth edition:
* Incorporates the recommendations of the 2008 WHO Classification of Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues
* Includes 300 high quality full colour digital images of abnormal cells in leukaemia and lymphoma - 50 of which are completely new
1 The Nature of Leukaemia, Cytology, Cytochemistry and the FAB Classification of Acute Leukaemia.
2 Immunophenotyping and Cytogenetic/Molecular Genetic.
Analysis in Leukaemia and Related Conditions.
3 Acute Leukaemia: Integration of Morphological, Immunophenotypic and Genetic Information and the WHO.
4. The Myelodysplastic Syndromes.
5 Chronic Myeloid Leukaemias.
6 Lymphoid Leukaemias of Mature T, B and Natural Killer cells.
Appendix – Leukaemia Diagnosis in Resource-Poor Laboratories.
Barbara J. Bain MBBS, FRACP, FRCPath
Professor of Diagnostic Haematology, St Mary's Hospital Campus of Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London and Honorary Consultant Haematologist, St Mary's Hospital, London, UK