Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Microbiology

Editors: Wu, Shangwei, Stratton, Charles W. (Eds.)

  • Provides a comprehensive and up-to-date description of advanced methods that have evolved for the diagnosis of infectious diseases in the routine clinical microbiology laboratory

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Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Microbiology provides a comprehensive and up-to-date description of advanced methods that have evolved for the diagnosis of infectious diseases in the routine clinical microbiology laboratory. The book is divided into two sections. The first techniques section covers the principles and characteristics of techniques ranging from rapid antigen testing, to advanced antibody detection, to in vitro nucleic acid amplification techniques, and to nucleic acid microarray and mass spectrometry. Sufficient space is assigned to cover different nucleic acid amplification formats that are currently being used widely in the diagnostic microbiology field. Within each technique, examples are given regarding its application in the diagnostic field. Commercial product information, if available, is introduced with commentary in each chapter. If several test formats are available for a technique, objective comparisons are given to illustrate the contrasts of their advantages and disadvantages. The second applications section provides practical examples of application of these advanced techniques in several “hot” spots in the diagnostic field. A diverse team of authors presents authoritative and comprehensive information on sequence-based bacterial identification, blood and blood product screening, molecular diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases, advances in mycobacterial diagnosis, novel and rapid emerging microorganism detection and genotyping, and future directions in the diagnostic microbiology field

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"Advanced Technology in Diagnostic Microbiology provides an overview of the many technologies that are available in the field of medical microbiology. … The text has 28 chapters, which are divided in two parts. … chapters contain valuable information for the interested reader. … Each chapter is well structured and provides a good basic overview. … the book is a valuable source for detailed information about molecular techniques in medical diagnostic. … The price for this hardcover book is compared to other scientific books, very reasonable." (Mareike Viebahn, Journal of Microbiology Methods, Vol. 73, 2008)


Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Automated Blood Cultures

    XIANG Y. HAN

    Pages 3-10

  • Rapid Antigen Tests

    Sheldon Campbell, Marie L. Landry

    Pages 23-41

  • Phenotypic Testing of Bacterial Antimicrobial Susceptibility

    Chao Qi, Charles W. Stratton, Xiaotian Zheng

    Pages 63-83

  • Biochemical Profile-Based Microbial Identification Systems

    Jaber Aslanzadeh

    Pages 84-116

  • Rapid Bacterial Characterization and Identification by MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry

    Diane Dare

    Pages 117-133

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-32892-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-3997-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Microbiology
Editors
  • Shangwei Wu
  • Charles W. Stratton
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-32892-8
DOI
10.1007/0-387-32892-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3997-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 540
Number of Illustrations and Tables
115 b/w illustrations
Topics