Origins of Clinical Chemistry: The Evolution of Protein Analysis covers the history of the application of analytical methods to the plasma protein analysis. This book is divided into 20 chapters that consider the relationship between the limitation of technical accuracy and clinical interpretation.
The introductory chapters provide an overview of the concept and issues in protein chemistry, as well as the history of organic chemistry. The succeeding chapters deal with the classification, detection, fractionation, and analysis of proteins. Considerable chapters are devoted to various analytical techniques for protein analysis, including colorimetry, photometry, Svedberg technique, ultracentrifuging, zone electrophoresis, immunohistochemical methods, and radioimmunoassay. The remaining chapters examine the detection and analysis of proteins in several body fluids, such as urine and cerebrospinal fluid.
This book will be of great value to clinical, analytical, and organic chemists, as well as to protein scientists and researchers.