Molecular Microbiology: Diagnostic Principles and Practice, Third Edition

Editors: David H. Persing1, Fred C. Tenover2, Randall T. Hayden3, Margareta Ieven4, Melissa B. Miller5, Frederick S. Nolte6, Yi-Wei Tang7, Alex van Belkum8
Affiliations: 1: Cepheid, Sunnyvale, California; 2: Cepheid, Sunnyvale, California; 3: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee; 4: Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute (VIDI), University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium; 5: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; 6: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina; 7: Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, New York, New York; 8: bioMérieux, La Balme Les Grottes, France
Content Type: Reference
Format: Electronic
Publication Year: 2016

Category: Clinical Microbiology

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Presenting the latest molecular diagnostic techniques in one comprehensive volume

The molecular diagnostics landscape has changed dramatically since the last edition of in 2011. With the spread of molecular testing and the development of new technologies and their opportunities, laboratory professionals and physicians more than ever need a resource to help them navigate this rapidly evolving field.

Editors David Persing and Fred Tenover have brought together a team of experienced researchers and diagnosticians to update this third edition comprehensively, to present the latest developments in molecular diagnostics in the support of clinical care and of basic and clinical research, including next-generation sequencing and whole-genome analysis. These updates are provided in an easy-to-read format and supported by a broad range of practical advice, such as determining the appropriate type and quantity of a specimen, releasing and concentrating the targets, and eliminating inhibitors. :

  • Presents the latest basic scientific theory underlying molecular diagnostics
  • Offers tested and proven applications of molecular diagnostics for the diagnosis of infectious diseases, including point-of-care testing
  • Illustrates and summarizes key concepts and techniques with detailed figures and tables
  • Discusses emerging technologies, including the use of molecular typing methods for real-time tracking of infectious outbreaks and antibiotic resistance
  • Advises on the latest quality control and quality assurance measures
  • Explores the increasing opportunities and capabilities of information technology

is a textbook for molecular diagnostics courses that can also be used by anyone involved with diagnostic test selection and interpretation. It is also a useful reference for laboratories and as a continuing education resource for physicians. “Molecular methods have become indispensable for the rapid and accurate diagnosis of infections, and this book provides an authoritative guide to the field. I highly recommend it.”

Ferric C. Fang, MD, Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Microbiology, Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), University of Washington School of Medicine & Director, Harborview Medical Center Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

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