Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Microbiology

  • Yi-Wei Tang
  • Charles W. Stratton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Xiang Y. Han
      Pages 3-12
    3. Sihe Wang, Wan-Ming Zhang, Edmunds Reineks
      Pages 13-30
    4. Sheldon Campbell, Marie L. Landry
      Pages 31-51
    5. Yun F. (Wayne) Wang, Miwako Kobayashi
      Pages 53-73
    6. Nyasha O. Bullock, Jaber Aslanzadeh
      Pages 87-121
    7. Alexander Mellmann, Johannes Müthing
      Pages 187-207
    8. Jeong Hwan Shin
      Pages 209-225
    9. Fann Wu, Tao Hong, Phyllis Della-Latta
      Pages 227-237
    10. Richard V. Goering
      Pages 239-261
    11. Michael Loeffelholz, Jianli Dong
      Pages 273-291
    12. Rosemary C. She, Elizabeth M. Marlowe
      Pages 293-306
    13. Fei Ye, Miao Cui, Tao Feng, Ivy Lee, Josephine Wu, Bingjiao Yin et al.
      Pages 307-325
    14. Ted E. Schutzbank
      Pages 327-344
    15. Nima Mosammaparast, Alexander J. McAdam
      Pages 345-353
    16. Criziel Quinn, Charles W. Stratton, Yi-Wei Tang
      Pages 355-365
    17. Jie He, Michael J. Loeffelholz, Jiang Fan
      Pages 367-381
    18. Joy D. Van Nostrand, Terry J. Gentry, Jizhong Zhou
      Pages 397-412
    19. David Metzgar, Rangarajan Sampath, Lawrence B. Blyn, Christian Massire, David J. Ecker
      Pages 441-465
    20. Susan Sefers, Charles W. Stratton, Yi-Wei Tang
      Pages 467-479
  3. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 481-481
    2. Susanna K. P. Lau, Jade L. L. Teng, Patrick C. Y. Woo
      Pages 483-509
    3. Angus C. T. Lo, Kai Man Kam
      Pages 535-556
    4. Heather Harbottle, Michael Pendrak
      Pages 605-618
    5. Ellen Jo Baron, Sheldon Campbell
      Pages 619-626
    6. Vladimir Majerciak, Zhi-Ming Zheng
      Pages 693-748
    7. Lunbiao Cui, Charles W. Stratton, Yi-Wei Tang
      Pages 891-909
    8. Charles W. Stratton, Yi-Wei Tang
      Pages 911-936

About this book


Over the past several decades, advanced molecular techniques in diagnostic microbiology quietly have been revolutionizing the practice of clinical microbiology in the hospital setting. Indeed, molecular diagnostic testing in general and nucleic-acid-based amplification methods in particular have been heralded as diagnostic tools for the new millennium. There is no question that the development of rapid molecular techniques for nucleic acid amplification/characterization combined with automation and user-friendly software has greatly broadened the diagnostic capabilities of the clinical microbiology laboratory. These technical advances in molecular microbiology over the first decade of the 21st Century have profoundly influenced the physical structure of clinical microbiology laboratories as well as their staffing patterns, workflow, and turnaround time. These molecular microbiology advances have also resulted in the need for a revised and updated second edition of Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Microbiology. This second edition provides an updated and comprehensive description of the ongoing evolution of molecular methods for the diagnosis of infectious diseases. In addition, many new chapters have been added, including a chapter on the clinical interpretation and relevance of advanced technique results. The second edition, like the first edition, includes both a “techniques” section describing the latest molecular techniques and an “applications” section describing how these advanced molecular techniques are being used in the clinical setting. Finally, the second edition, like the first edition, utilizes a diverse team of authors who have compiled chapters that provide the reader with comprehensive and useable information on advanced molecular microbiology techniques.

Editors and affiliations

  • Yi-Wei Tang
    • 1
  • Charles W. Stratton
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Laboratory MedicineMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Vanderbilt Clinic, Clinical Microbiology LaboratoryVanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA

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