Ms. Buthaina Al-Balushi, Technical staff and Dr. Mohamed Essa, Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition, College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences, SQU recently authored a book titled “A Quick Guide for Clinical Biochemistry” under Biochemistry Research Trends category published by Nova Science Publishers, INC, USA (IBSN – 978-1-53614-860-2, https://novapublishers.com/shop/a-quick-guide-for-clinical-biochemistry/). This is the second book authored by Ms. Buthaina and Dr. Essa in the year 2019.
According to the authors, finding a simple and systematic procedure to conduct clinical biochemistry-related analyses is a challenge for many undergraduate, graduate students, researchers and technicians in universities and laboratories. That’s why Ms. Buthaina and Dr. Essa wrote this this book for better understanding the theory of the experiment, which is not provided in some currently available manuals, is a useful and essential requirement in the experiment for successful performance, accuracy and acceptable results. The book contains 14 chapters. The first three chapters describe essential clinical aspects in laboratory such as specimens used for clinical chemistry analysis and sample collecting methods with common sampling errors. In addition, the fundamentals and laboratory techniques commonly used for sample analysis such as fluorometry, centrifugation, electrophoresis, photometry, and chromatography were also covered.
Other chapters deliberate about liver, kidney and heart diseases and the common clinical parameters analyzed to find out the function of these organs. Further, the properties, diagnosis and analysis of micronutrient related disorders such as iron, calcium, phosphate, zinc and magnesium were explained in this book. Hematological disorders related to nutrition and some case histories and comments are added in order to help students to analyze and interpret the lab results in proper way were also included in this book. The book also has a separate chapter with lot of case studies and their solutions for better understanding. This book will be a useful reference for new students, non-native English medicine and life science students as it relies on figures and diagrams that explain the concepts and diagnosis of diseases in a simple way. Therefore, this quick guide aims to provide and develop the basic practical skills in the users with simple steps to follow along with the theoretical explanation for better understanding. It is expected that this quick handbook will provide good tools and useful guidelines for the students and researchers as well. The book was published on 28th August 2019.