Medical laboratory books

Article written by CEMP's team

Without a doubt, medical laboratory books are a fundamental tool to study clinical analysis. They can help you structure your previous knowledge, complement the classes of a degree or master’s degree and, in general, expand on those issues that you find are not sufficiently developed in other learning sources.


Medical laboratory books: our recommendations

Although bibliography on this matter is really wide and varied, at CEMP we’ve made a list of recommended medical laboratory books that could help you in the study of these matters.

To do this, we are using the recommended bibliography in our Master in Clinical Analysis as a starting point, where a very balanced selection has been made to address the different topics studied in the program. Thus, our list of medical laboratory books recommendations includes: 

  • Ciesla, Betty – Hematology in practice (2nd edition) ‎ F.A. Davis Company, 2007
  • H. Carr, Jacqueline – Clinical Hematology Atlas (6th edition) Elsevier, 2021
  • King Strasinger, Susan & Di Lorenzo, Marjorie Schaub – Urinalysis and Body Fluids (7th edition) ‎ F.A. Davis Company, 2020
  • Henry – Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods (24th edition), Elsevier, 2021
  • Crocker, John & Burnett, David – The science of laboratory diagnosis (1st edition) CRC Press, 1999
  • Pagana, Kathleen & Pagana, Timothy – Diagnostic & Laboratory Test Reference (12th edition), Mosby, 2014
  • Laboratory quality management system: handbook – World Health Organization (2016)
  • Williamson, Mary A. & Snyder, Michael L. – Interpretation of diagnosis tests (9th edition), Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012
  • Harr, Robert R – Medical Laboratory Science Review (2nd edition) ‎F.A. Davis Company, 1999
  • Harmening, Denise – Modern blood banking & transfusion practices (6th edition), F.A. Davis, 2005
  •  Rittenhouse-Olson, Kate & De Nardin, Kate – Contemporary clinical immunology and serology, (1st edition), Pearson, 2013
  • Morello, Josephine A & Mizer, Josephine A & Granato, Paul A. – Laboratory manual and workbook in microbiology : applications to patient care (7th edition) McGraw-Hill, 2003
  • Leventhal, Ruth & Cheadle, Russell F – Medical parasitology : a self-instructional text (6th edition) F.A. Davis Co. 2012
  • Kaplan, Lawrence A. & Pesce, Amadeo J. – Clinical chemistry : theory, analysis, correlation (5th edition) Elsevier, 2010
  • Estridge, Barbara H & Walters, Norma J. & Reynolds, Anna P. – Basic Clinical Laboratory Techniques (6th ed),  Cengage Learning, 2011
  • Strasinger, Susan King & Di Lorenzo, Marjorie Schaub – The phlebotomy textbook (3rd edition) F.A. Davis Co., 2011
  • Strasinger, Susan King & Di Lorenzo, Marjorie Schaub – The phlebotomy textbook (3rd edition) F.A. Davis Co., 2011


Where to buy medical laboratory books

Currently, the options to acquire clinical analysis books are multiple. Both physical bookstores and online bookstores offer most of the texts that we recommend in the previous section, as well as many others.

In addition to this, sometimes it may be possible to both buy the paperback version of books or legally download PDF copies to read in an electronic book or a similar digital device.

Therefore, in addition to physical stores, you may also find medical laboratory books online at:

  • Amazon, which, despite not being specialized in the subject, has a good assortment of books on clinical analysis and medical laboratory science
  • Medical Library, a company specialized in the sale of books in the field of the health sciences and presents a large catalog of works on these topics
  • Agapea, another online bookstore with a wide assortment of medical laboratory books, as well as many other subjects
  • The publishers’ websites also usually offer the option to directly buy the books in their catalog. Therefore, this can be an option to get books that do not have an optimal distribution at very competitive prices. 


The importance of bibliography within the study process

Whether you are studying a university degree, a master’s degree or any other specialization course, medical laboratory books are a fundamental piece for any study program.

In this sense, you should try to integrate them into your study process, where they can sharie a space with other resources such as the following:

  • Class notes (both in face-to-face and online classes)
  • Course materials, both in paper and digital format
  • Video lessons
  • Diagrams, summaries and mental maps. Included here are both the ones you make and those provided by the study center. Without a doubt, they are a fundamental resource for structuring knowledge and memorizing the subject more quickly and efficiently
  • Materials with a practical approach
  • Self-assessment tests and other exercises

If you make good use of all this variety of resources, you will multiply your chances of achieving a solid and deep learning of this field of study. As a consequence, this will also influence, perhaps indirectly, your chances of getting a good job as a clinical analyst.

In short, medical laboratory books occupy a prominent place within the field of clinical analysis. Thus, this represents a very valuable resource to complement your training, whatever your educational level.

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