Alcohol and Its Biomarkers
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Alcohol and Its Biomarkers : Clinical Aspects and Laboratory Determination

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Alcohol and Its Biomarkers: Clinical Aspects and Laboratory Determination is a concise guide to all currently known alcohol biomarkers, their clinical application, and the laboratory methods used to detect them. Pathologists can use this resource to understand the limitations and cost factors associated with each method for determining certain alcohol biomarkers. In addition, interferences in these determinations are discussed, so that clinicians can understand the causes of falsely elevated biomarkers and pathologists and laboratory scientists can potentially eliminate them. The book focuses on the analytical methods used to detect alcohol in blood and urine, the limitations of alcohol determination using enzymatic methods, and the differences between clinical and forensic alcohol measurement. Chapters also cover cutting-edge alcohol biomarkers for potential use.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 198.12 x 238.76 x 22.86mm | 861.82g
  • United States
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0128003391
  • 9780128003398
  • 1,090,280

Table of contents

Alcohol: Use, Abuse and Issues with Blood Alcohol Level
Genetic Aspect of Alcohol Metabolism and Drinking Behavior
Measurement of Alcohol Levels in Body Fluids and Transdermal Alcohol Sensors
Alcohol Biomarkers: An Overview
Liver Enzymes as Alcohol Biomarkers
Mean Corpuscular Volume, and Carbohydrate Deficient Transferrin as Alcohol Biomarker
Beta-hexosaminidase, Acetaldehyde-Protein Adducts and Dolichol as Alcohol Biomarkers
Direct Alcohol Biomarkers: Ethyl Glucuronide, Ethyl Sulfate, Fatty Acid Ethyl Esters and Phosphatidylethanol
Less commonly Used Alcohol Biomarkers and Proteomics in Alcohol Biomarker Discovery
Genetic Markers of Alcohol Use Disorder
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"...a concise and well written book that delivers on its promise of presenting a comprehensive overview of alcohol and its biomarkers...a useful reference for health care professionals and laboratorians." -- Lab Medicine

"...a concise and well written book that delivers on its promise of presenting a comprehensive overview of alcohol and its biomarkers...a useful reference for health care professionals and laboratorians." --Lab Medicine
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"...a concise and well written book that delivers on its promise of presenting a comprehensive overview of alcohol and its biomarkers...a useful reference for health care professionals and laboratorians..." --Lab Medicine

"...a concise and well written book that delivers on its promise of presenting a comprehensive overview of alcohol and its biomarkers...a useful reference for health care professionals and laboratorians..." --Lab Medicine
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About Amitava Dasgupta

Amitava Dasgupta received his PhD degree in Chemistry from Stanford University and his fellowship training in Clinical Chemistry from the Laboratory Medicine Department of the University of Washington School of Medicine at Seattle. He is a tenured Full Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center located at the Texas Medical Center at Houston. Dr. Dasgupta has published 210 scientific papers, written many invited review articles, and has edited, co-edited or written 15 books. He is on the Editorial Board of five major medical journals including American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Clinica Chimica Acta and Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis.
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