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Laboratory Procedures in Clinical Microbiology

  • John A. WashingtonII

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. John A. Washington II, Nelson S. Brewer
    Pages 1-68
  3. Glenn D. Roberts, Pauline K. W. Yu, John A. Washington II
    Pages 69-89
  4. John A. Washington II
    Pages 91-126
  5. John A. Washington II, Pauline K. W. Yu, John P. Anhalt
    Pages 127-308
  6. Jon E. Rosenblatt
    Pages 309-364
  7. Glenn D. Roberts
    Pages 365-406
  8. Glenn D. Roberts
    Pages 407-491
  9. Thomas F. Smith
    Pages 493-508
  10. Thomas F. Smith
    Pages 509-524
  11. Thomas F. Smith
    Pages 525-608
  12. John H. Thompson Jr.
    Pages 609-677
  13. John P. Anhalt, John A. Washington II
    Pages 679-728
  14. Edward Warren
    Pages 729-745
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 747-N8

About this book

Introduction

Although there are a number of comprehensive books in clinical micro­ biology, there remains a need for a manual that can be used in the clinical laboratory to guide the daily performance of its work. Most of the existing publications provide detailed and precise information, for example, by which a microorganism can be characterized and identified beyond any doubt; however, the number of tests involved in this process exceeds the capabilities and resources of most clinical laboratories and are irrelevant for patient care. It is, therefore, necessary in any clinical laboratory to extract from reference manuals, textbooks, and journals those tests and procedures that are to be used to complete the daily workload !is efficiently and accurately as possible. It is also essential in the clinical laboratory to determine, on the basis of the kind of specimen being examined, which microorganisms are clinically relevant and require isolation and identifica­ tion and which should either be excluded selectively or simply regarded as indigenous Hora and, therefore, not specifically identified. Cost and time limit a laboratory's resources, and priorities must be established for handling the workload. The procedures described in this manual are those selected by our staff for use in the clinical laboratory on the basis of clinical relevance, accuracy, reproducibility, and efficiency. ' Alternative procedures, when considered equivalent on the basis of personal or published experience, have been in­ cluded where appropriate.

Keywords

Laboratoriumsdiagnostik antibody bacteria biology cell cell culture fungi infection medical microbiology medizinische Mikrobiologie microbiology microorganism parasite virus

Editors and affiliations

  • John A. WashingtonII
    • 1
  1. 1.Mayo ClinicSection of Clinical MicrobiologyRochesterUSA

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