Practical and Laboratory Diagnosis of Tuberculosis

From Sputum Smear to Molecular Biology

  • Guadalupe García-Elorriaga
  • Guillermo del Rey-Pineda

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Microbiology book series (BRIEFSMICROBIOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Guadalupe García-Elorriaga, Guillermo del Rey-Pineda
    Pages 1-5
  3. Guadalupe García-Elorriaga, Guillermo del Rey-Pineda
    Pages 7-18
  4. Guadalupe García-Elorriaga, Guillermo del Rey-Pineda
    Pages 19-34
  5. Guadalupe García-Elorriaga, Guillermo del Rey-Pineda
    Pages 35-53
  6. Guadalupe García-Elorriaga, Guillermo del Rey-Pineda
    Pages 55-72
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 73-75

About this book


The present work focuses on the diagnosis of TB, covering all its possible ways. Content ranges from clinical diagnosis, which is the first instance in approaching tuberculosis, until the gold standard microbiological and molecular diagnostic tools, which are useful due to its speed and high sensitivity. Additionally, diagnosis of latent TB infection, which is key feature to controlling TB under a public health perspective, is also addressed. This book is intended to be a quick and useful reference for the diagnosis of TB, being of special use for clinicians, pulmonologists and microbiologists, but also to every professional, professors and students involved in research and practice on TB diagnosis. In addition, it is intended to be of interest to professionals all over the world, but especially in countries with high TB endemicity, where the proper diagnosis of TB is a topic of major importance.


Diagnosis Latent TB Infection Mycobacterium Sputum Tuberculosis

Authors and affiliations

  • Guadalupe García-Elorriaga
    • 1
  • Guillermo del Rey-Pineda
    • 2
  1. 1.Mexican Social Security Institute, IMSSNational Medical Center La Raza, CMNRMexicoMexico
  2. 2.Mexican Social Security Institute, IMSS; Department of InfectologyNational Medical Center La Raza, CMNR; Federico Gomez Children’s HospitalMexico DFMexico

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20477-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20478-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5385
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5393
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