Molecular and Translational Medicine

Molecular Diagnostics

12 Tests That Changed Everything

Editors: Highsmith, Jr., W. Edward (Ed.)

  • Each chapter focuses on a specific molecular test and provides a comprehensive background on the test and its clinical applications
  • Authored by renowned experts in the field
  • Accompanied by numerous illustrations and color photographs
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Molecular Diagnostics: 12 Tests That Changed Everything focuses on specific laboratory tests and emphasizes how the availability of these tests has altered how clinicians treat their patients.  Presented as a standard outline, each chapter focuses on a specific molecular test  and provides background on the test and its clinical applications. Continuing with some discussion on how the test is done, interpreted, and used clinically, each chapter then concludes with a discussion of how that test has changed the way medicine is practiced with respect to the disease or condition in question.

Authored by renowned experts in the field, Molecular Diagnostics: 12 Tests That Changed Everything is a valuable resource for pathologists, pathology residents, laboratory directors, development personnel, lab medicine fellows and those working in the broad area of oncology, infectious disease and genetics.

About the authors

W. Edward Highsmith, Jr., PhD
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Rochester, MN, USA

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“This book is intended for molecular pathologists, clinical laboratory directors, genetics/pathology residents/fellows, and clinical laboratory science students. It also would be of great interest to practitioners who use test results from these methodologies in their daily practice -- infectious disease physicians, oncologists, geneticists, neonatologists, obstetricians, etc. -- interested in the technology behind the tests. … This is the book to read if you want a quick, concise, and relatively current update on molecular diagnostic tests that have truly changed medical practice.” (Valerie L. Ng, Doody’s Book Reviews, January, 2014)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Clinical FISH Testing for the Diagnosis of Solid Tumors

    Kipp, Benjamin R. (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Testing in Lung Adenocarcinoma

    Lindeman, Neal I.

    Pages 15-22

  • The Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 (HER2)

    Tafe, Laura J. (et al.)

    Pages 23-33

  • Tamoxifen and Irinotecan Pharmacogenomics

    Black, John Logan

    Pages 35-54

  • Hepatitis C Virus Testing

    Azzazy, Hassan M. E. (et al.)

    Pages 57-80

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-8126-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Molecular Diagnostics
Book Subtitle
12 Tests That Changed Everything
Editors
  • W. Edward Highsmith, Jr.
Series Title
Molecular and Translational Medicine
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-8127-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-8127-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-8126-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4265-7
Series ISSN
2197-7852
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 257
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour
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