BIOCHEMISTRY

Basic Principles and Practices

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TABLE 1.2 Prefixes Used with SI Units Prefixes are used to indicate a subunit or multiple of a basic SI unit. It is important to understand the relationship these prefixes…

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Method Evaluation and Quality Control

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thepoint.lww.com Key Terms Accuracy AMR Bias CLIA Constant error CRR Descriptive statistics Dispersion Histograms Levey-Jennings control chart Limit of detection Linear regression Precision Predictive values Proficiency testing Proportional error Quality…

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Electrolytes

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at thepoint.lww.com Electrolytes are ions (minerals) capable of carrying an electric charge. They are classified as either anions or cations based on the type of charge they carry. Anion and…

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Enzymes

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Adapted from Competence Assurance, ASMT. Enzymology, An Educational Program. Bethesda, MD: RMI Corporation; 1980. Table 13.1 also lists common and standard abbreviations for commonly analyzed enzymes. Without IUB recommendation, capital…

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Analytic Techniques

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(Eq. 5-1) where h is a constant (6.62 × 10−27 erg sec), known as Planck constant, and v is frequency. Because the frequency of a wave is inversely proportional to…

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Nonprotein Nitrogen Compounds

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UREA The NPN compound present in highest concentration in the blood is urea (Fig. 12.1). Urea is the major excretory product of protein metabolism.4 It is formed in the liver…

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Blood Gases, pH, and Buffer Systems

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(Eq. 17-1) Through metabolism, the body produces approximately 150 g of H+ each day. Yet the concentration of H+ in the extracellular body fluids is maintained within a narrow range…

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Amino Acids and Proteins

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FIGURE 11.1 General structure of an α-amino acid. TABLE 11.1 Amino Acids Required in the Synthesis of Proteins The R group is the group attached to the α carbon. a…

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Carbohydrates

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FIGURE 14.1 Pathways in glucose metabolism. FIGURE 14.2 Two forms of carbohydrates. Several models are used to represent carbohydrates. The Fisher projection of a carbohydrate has the aldehyde or ketone…

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Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry

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(Eq. 6-1) Modern partition chromatography uses pseudoliquid stationary phases that are chemically bonded to the support or high-molecular-weight polymers that are insoluble in the mobile phase.1 Partition systems are considered…

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