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Chapter 13.1 : Introduction

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Abstract:

Clinical microbiologists have long been comfortable with the analytical contributions they make to laboratory diagnosis. However, the total testing process for the microbiologist additionally includes preanalytical and postanalytical issues about which a technologist may feel less secure. Clearly, one major area of contribution unique to the clinical microbiologist is the critical data expertly provided to the infection control team of the institution. A sound infection control program of any health care institution is dependent on its relationship with the microbiology laboratory from which most of their critical data come. While accuracy and timeliness of critical microbiology diagnostic reports contribute to positive patient outcomes, the nature of skilled interpretive judgment on the part of trained technologists marks the clinical microbiologist as a uniquely qualified contributor to the data that drive infection control decisions.

Citation: Garcia L. 2010. Introduction, p 432-432. In Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, 3rd Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817435.ch13.1
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