The aim of this book is to provide the student of medical technology with a basic yet broad understanding of the theory and principles of haematology and coagulation as well as their application to more complex testing and automation. Procedures are presented in a step-by-step fashion with the purpose and principle for each described. Theory of coagulations, the cellular components of the blood, and disease states necessary to understand more advanced texts are presented using basic terminology. The student is also introduced to the principles of automated testing. Features new to this edition include: a chapter on universal precautions, with expanded coverage of statistical tools used to evaluate laboratory testing; new sickle cell procedure; new procedures for zinc protoporphyrin and haemoglobin F immunodiffusion; new procedures for protein S, functional protein C, factor 8 related antigens, inhibitors, haeparin-associated thrombocytopenia, and Eliza Method.