Clinical Chemistry focuses on the laboratory diagnosis of the most common diseases by organ system and relates diagnostic testing to the pathophysiology of the diseases in development of the differential diagnosis. Analytical methodology essential to interpreting test results is discussed. Learning objectives and key terms are defined at the beginning of each chapter. The product of an introductory course in clinical chemistry for medical students at the University of California-San Diego, Clinical Chemistry contains all the core material needed for teaching pathology residents and medical technology students during required rotations in clinical chemistry. The material in this book should also help students to be well-prepared for their respective licensing examinations and clinical rotations and assist residents preparing for board examinations.