ERIC Number: ED194354
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Manual of Basic Techniques for a Health Laboratory.
World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).
Described are basic laboratory methods for diagnosing and investigating diseases of importance to developing countries. Intended primarily for the training of technicians who will work in peripheral laboratories, the manual is designed so that student laboratory assistants can be taught to use it with minimal supervision from a teacher. The publication is organized into three main parts: (1) general laboratory procedures; (2) techniques in parasitology, bacteriology, serology, and mycology; and (3) techniques in haematology, blood chemistry, blood transfusion, and the examination of urine and cerebrospinal fluid. Numerous illustrations accompany the stepwise descriptions of procedures. At the end of the volume is a description of the composition, preparation, and storage requirements for all reagents needed. (Author/WB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Biochemistry, Developing Nations, Disease Control, Laboratory Procedures, Medical Laboratory Assistants, Medical Technologists, Microbiology, Postsecondary Education, Public Health, Science Education, Technical Education
Office of Publications, World Health Organization, Geneva 27, Switzerland (no price quoted).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).