Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Microbiology

  • Yi-Wei Tang
  • Charles W. Stratton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XV
    2. XIANG Y. HAN
      Pages 3-10
    3. Sihe Wang, Xiaotian Zheng
      Pages 11-22
    4. Sheldon Campbell, Marie L. Landry
      Pages 23-41
    5. Yun F. (Wayne) WANG
      Pages 42-62
    6. Chao Qi, Charles W. Stratton, Xiaotian Zheng
      Pages 63-83
    7. Fann Wu, Phyllis Della-Latta
      Pages 143-157
    8. Haijing Li, Yi-Wei Tang
      Pages 158-165
    9. Michael Loeffelholz, Helen Deng
      Pages 166-183
    10. Michael L. Pendrak, S. Steve Yan
      Pages 184-209
    11. David Zhang, Tao Feng, Fei Ye, Ivy Lee, Josephine Wu, Bingjiao Yin
      Pages 210-227
    12. Yun F. (Wayne) Wang
      Pages 228-242
    13. Terry J. Gentry, Jizhong Zhou
      Pages 276-290
    14. Susan Sefers, Yi-Wei Tang
      Pages 306-319
  3. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XV
    2. Yuan Hu, Irvin Hirshfield
      Pages 333-352
    3. David Ernst, George Bolton, Diether Recktenwald, Mark J. Cameron, Ali Danesh, Desmond Persad et al.
      Pages 427-443
    4. Stacie R. Frye, Mimi Healy
      Pages 444-471
    5. Elizabeth M. Marlowe, Donna M. Wolk
      Pages 505-523
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 525-540

About this book


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


Advanced Diagnostic Laboratory Microbiology Tang Techniques antigen antimicrobial bacteria bacteriology infection infections infectious infectious disease infectious diseases

Authors and affiliations

  • Yi-Wei Tang
    • 1
  • Charles W. Stratton
    • 2
  1. 1.Molecular Infectious Disease LaboratoryVanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA
  2. 2.Clinical Microbiology LaboratoryVanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA

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