Molecular Diagnostics

Part 2: Clinical, Veterinary, Agrobotanical and Food Safety Applications

  • E. van Pelt-Verkuil
  • W.B. van Leeuwen
  • R. te Witt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Petra F. G. Wolffs, Tanja H. Geelen, Lieke B. van Alphen
    Pages 1-20
  3. Jaco J. Verweij
    Pages 21-31
  4. G. J. Boland
    Pages 33-50
  5. Jochem B. Buil, Jan Zoll, Paul E. Verweij, Willem J.G. Melchers, A.M.C. Bergmans
    Pages 51-74
  6. J. W. J. Hinrichs, R. A. de Weger, W. T. M. van Blokland, G. J. A. Offerhaus, P. J. van Diest
    Pages 75-102
  7. A. W. Langerak, V. H. J. van der Velden
    Pages 103-129
  8. Daan van den Broek, Eric Vermeer, Dorine Swinkels, Ron H. N. van Schaik
    Pages 131-154
  9. A. M. W. van den Ouweland, R. van Minkelen, J. Knijnenburg, M. van Slegtenhorst, L. H. Hoefsloot
    Pages 155-174
  10. Peter Bonants, René te Witt
    Pages 175-202
  11. Hendrik I. Jan Roest, Marc Y. Engelsma, Eefke Weesendorp, Alex Bossers, Armin R. Elbers
    Pages 219-234
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 235-237

About this book


This two volume book set provides a comprehensive and practical overview of the state-of-the-art molecular biological diagnostic strategies that are currently used in a wide variety of disciplines. The volumes cover: 

  • Clinical microbiology and virology 
  • Clinical chemistry 
  • Pathology 
  • Veterinary medicine 
  • Plant Pathology
  • Food safety

The two volumes are written by experts in their respective fields, who have, together with the editors, combined years of experience in the development, application and quality control of molecular diagnostic methods.

The first book is devoted to the theory and backgrounds of molecular techniques, amplification technology, next generation sequencing and bioinformatics for molecular laboratory diagnostics. As a fundament of reliable molecular diagnostic assays, the quality control required for validation, implementation and performance of molecular diagnostic assays is extensively discussed. The second book highlights the applications of these methods in the various diagnostic laboratories.

These two full-colour well-illustrated volumes are particularly valuable for students, clinicians, scientists and other professionals who are interested in (designing) molecular diagnostic tests and for those who wish to expand their knowledge on the current molecular biological revolution. The extensive information in both books highlights the current trend of the integration of multiple (clinical) disciplines into one universal molecular laboratory.


Disease Characterization Real-Time PCR Quality Assurance Quality Control Laboratory

Editors and affiliations

  • E. van Pelt-Verkuil
    • 1
  • W.B. van Leeuwen
    • 2
  • R. te Witt
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Science & TechnologyUniversity of Applied Sciences LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Faculty of Science & TechnologyUniversity of Applied Sciences LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Nederlands Mol Diagn Lab (NMDL) RijswijkThe Netherlands

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