Alcohol, Drugs, Genes And The Clinical Laboratory: An Overview For Healthcare And Safety…

Paperback | October 26, 2016

byAmitava Dasgupta

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Alcohol, Drugs, Genes and the Clinical Laboratory provides an overview and quick reference to genetic relationships and clinical laboratory information related to the serious public health issue of alcohol and drug abuse. Written in a clear and concise manner, this book discusses the necessary information for health and safety professionals working in public health to learn about complex issues quickly to better help their patients, employees, and others affected by alcohol and drug abuse. Alcohol, Drugs, Genes and the Clinical Laboratory covers the important aspects of drugs and alcohol abuse including genetic aspects along with laboratory methods for analysis of alcohol and abused drugs with emphasis on false positive test results. The book is helpful to healthcare professionals, such as pathologists who oversee alcohol and drug testing, emergency room physicians, family practice physicians who are first healthcare professionals who identify patients susceptible to drug and alcohol abuse, and psychiatrists involved with drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. It will also be useful to safety professionals who have to assess individuals for workplace responsibilities, ranging from police and recruitment to occupational safety and occupational medicine and public health officials. Features accessible language for healthcare and safety professionals who are not experts in laboratory procedures Provides examples from clinical and everyday situations Explains how to interpret laboratory results and the latest genetic factors regarding drug and alcohol abuse

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Alcohol, Drugs, Genes and the Clinical Laboratory provides an overview and quick reference to genetic relationships and clinical laboratory information related to the serious public health issue of alcohol and drug abuse. Written in a clear and concise manner, this book discusses the necessary information for health and safety professi...

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 Sci...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:236 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 26, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128054557

ISBN - 13:9780128054550

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Table of Contents

1. Alcohol a double edged sword: health benefits with moderate consumption but health hazard with excess alcohol intake
2. Drugs of abuse: an overview
3. Dangers of new designer drugs bath salts and spices
4. Combined alcohol and drug abuse: a deadly mix
5. Personality traits, peer pressure and environmental factors linked to alcohol and drug abuse
6. Certain genes protect from alcohol abuse while other genes may increase the risk
7. Pharmacogenomics of abused drugs
8. Genetic aspects of drug abuse
9. Laboratory aspects of alcohol testing
10. Laboratory methods for measuring drugs of abuse in urine
11. Determination of drugs of abuse in oral fluid and hair