This thoroughly updated 5th Edition provides concise and carefully structured full-color instruction in the handling and analysis of non-blood body fluids.Readers will learn how to handle and preserve the integrity of body fluid specimens and how to keep themselves and their laboratory safe from infectious agents!Practical, focused, and reader friendly, this popular text teaches the theoretical and practical knowledge every clinical laboratory scientist needs to handle and analyze non-blood body fluids, and to keep them and their laboratory safe from infectious agents. The 5th Edition has been completely updated to include all of the new information and new testing procedures that are important in this rapidly changing field. Case studies and clinical situations show how work in the classroom translates to work in the lab.The body fluids chapters are expanded to include additional anatomy, physiology, and recent advances in testing. It provides significantly enhanced coverage of body fluids, amniotic fluid, feces, CSF, and metabolic diseases, particularly in the areas of anatomy and physiology, function, and recent advances in testing. It uses case studies and clinical situations to promote problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. It features more than 175 full-color slides of urine, cerebrospinal, seminal, synovial, and serous fluids, positioned close to the related text. It reviews renal physiology and renal function testing. It offers comprehensive discussions of the physical, chemical, and microscopic analyses of urine. It covers quality assurance and management, including requirements of accrediting agencies. It uses procedure and summary boxes for quick reference. It includes a comprehensive discussion of current instrumentation in the urinalysis laboratory.