Primarilly designed for medical students and junior doctors in clinical practice, this should also be a useful reference to postgraduate students in chemical pathology (clinical biochemistry), laboratory scientists, pathologists and medical laboratory technologists. Covering the field of chemical pathology, the biochemical basis of disease, it provides a basic understanding of the relationship between abnormal biochemical test results and disease states. A rational approach to proper selection and interpretation of biochemical investigations is adopted for each organ system or analyte. Emphasis is placed upon areas and problems most commonly met in clinical practice. Material is presented in a clear, condensed format to aid the study process, and the text is supplemented with illustrations.