Molecular Diagnostics

12 Tests That Changed Everything

  • W. Edward Highsmith, Jr.

Part of the Molecular and Translational Medicine book series (MOLEMED)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Oncology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Benjamin R. Kipp, Kevin C. Halling
      Pages 3-13
    3. Laura J. Tafe, Gregory J. Tsongalis
      Pages 23-33
    4. John Logan Black III
      Pages 35-54
  3. Infectious Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Hassan M. E. Azzazy, Karim M. Abdel-Hady
      Pages 57-80
    3. Joseph Ntumbong Nkeze, Niel T. Constantine, Richard Y. Zhao
      Pages 81-106
    4. Thomas F. Smith, Mark J. Espy, Matthew J. Binnicker
      Pages 107-119
    5. Niel T. Constantine, Patricia A. Wright, Ahmed Saleh, Anna DeMarinis
      Pages 121-145
  4. Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Umut Aypar, Swaroop Aradhya, Hutton Kearney, Christa Martin, Sarah South, Eric C. Thorland
      Pages 149-165
    3. Karla R. Bowles, Eric Rosenthal
      Pages 167-189
  5. Future Directions: The Test That Will Change Everything—Again

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Nicole Hoppman, David I. Smith, Eric W. Klee, Matthew J. Ferber
      Pages 225-249
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-257

About this book


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.

Editors and affiliations

  • W. Edward Highsmith, Jr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Medicine and Pathology Molecular Genetics LaboratoryMayo Clinic College of Medicine Department of LaboratoryRochesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8126-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8127-0
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