© 1998

Diagnostic Virology Protocols

  • John R. Stephenson
  • Alan Warnes

Part of the Methods in Molecular Medicine™ book series (MIMM, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Tanvir Tabish, Alan Warnes, Stuart Clark
    Pages 1-6
  3. John T. Roehrig, Teresa M. Brown, Alison J. Johnson, Nick Karabatsos, Denise A. Martin, Carl J. Mitchell et al.
    Pages 7-18
  4. Peter Muir
    Pages 29-50
  5. Dennis W. Trent, Gwong-Jen Chang, A. Vance Vorndam, Robert S. Lanciotti
    Pages 51-61
  6. Girish J. Kotwal
    Pages 63-88
  7. Mark J. Espy, P. Shawn Mitchell, David H. Persing, Thomas F. Smith
    Pages 89-101
  8. Sharon Cassol, Stanley Read, Bruce G. Weniger, Richard Pilon, Barbara Leung, Theresa Mo
    Pages 103-117
  9. Joanna S. Ellis, David W. G. Brown
    Pages 119-127
  10. Hervé Bourhy
    Pages 129-142
  11. Ilkka Julkunen, Irja Davidkin, Christian Oker-Blom
    Pages 143-157
  12. Sandra H. Kirk, David T. Y. Liu
    Pages 159-171
  13. Karen E. Hicks, Stuart Beard, Bernard J. Cohen, Jonathan P. Clewley
    Pages 173-188
  14. David J. Wood
    Pages 189-197
  15. Hermann Meyer, Susan L. Ropp, Joseph J. Esposito
    Pages 199-211
  16. Pekka Halonen, Timo Lövgren
    Pages 245-255

About this book


In Diagnostic Virology Protocols, internationally recognized experts present cutting-edge techniques for detecting most of the major viruses that afflict mankind, including influenza, hepatitis, herpes, polio, mumps, HIV, and many more. The techniques are well-tested, easily reproducible, and readily employ all the new technologies-PCR, RIA, ELISA, and latex-agglutination-that have revolutionized the field. These methods not only make it possible to do the necessary analysis in hours instead of days, but can also be automated in a laboratory using only low levels of biological containment. Frequently, the protocols for viruses causing human diseases can be adapted to similar viruses of veterinary importance. The book also includes a number of chapters concisely evaluating many emerging technologies and their associated instrumentation.
Diagnostic Virology Protocols inaugurates a new and exciting era in which a wide variety of novel technologies are combining to enable both researchers and clinicians alike to perform rapid, accurate, sensitive, and robust analyses of viral diseases. Through its state-of-the-art methods a physician can, for the first time, determine early in a viral infection which antiviral drug should be used and minimize the period of treatment to avoid unnecessary side effects. All those in experimental and clinical virology today will find Diagnostic Virology Protocols the new standard resource for methodology, and wholly indispensable in their day-to-day work.


Editors and affiliations

  • John R. Stephenson
    • 1
  • Alan Warnes
    • 2
  1. 1.London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineUniversity of LondonUK
  2. 2.Micron BioproductsCamberleyUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Diagnostic Virology Protocols
  • Editors John R. Stephenson
    Alan Warnes
  • Series Title Methods in Molecular Medicine™
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89603-479-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61737-050-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-596-9
  • Series ISSN 1543-1894
  • Series E-ISSN 1940-6037
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 370
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pathology
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". . .an invaluable source of information for clinical and non-clinical virologists and microbiologists. . .would be a good asset to most research laboratories. . .For those that do perform these assays, it is invaluable."-Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal