Clinical Virology Manual, Fifth Edition

Editors: Michael J. Loeffelholz1, Richard L. Hodinka2, Stephen A. Young3, Benjamin A. Pinsky4
Affiliations: 1: Professor in the Department of Pathology, Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston.; 2: Professor in the Microbiology Department and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine; 3: Director of Research and Clinical Trials at TriCore Reference Laboratories; 4: Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, at the Stanford University School of Medicine
Content Type: Reference
Format: Electronic
Publication Year: 2016

Category: Clinical Microbiology

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The clinical virology field is rapidly evolving and, as a result, physicians and clinical laboratory virologists must have a reliable reference tool to aid in their ability to identify and diagnose viral infections to prevent future outbreaks.

In this completely revised edition of the , Editor in Chief, Michael Loeffelholz, along with Section Editors, Richard Hodinka, Benjamin Pinsky, and Stephen Young, have complied expert perspectives of a renowned team of clinical virology experts and divided these contributions into three sections to provide

  • the latest information on the diagnosis of viral infections, including ebola, HIV and Human papillomavirus
  • state of the art diagnostic technologies, including next-generation sequencing and nucleic acid amplification methods
  • taxonomy of clinically important viruses such as polyomaviruses and zoonotic viruses

This comprehensive reference also includes three appendices with vital information on reference virology laboratories at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and local public health laboratories, and international reference laboratories and laboratory systems.

Additionally, a new section “Diagnostic Best Practices,” which summarizes recommendations for diagnostic testing, and cites evidence-based guidelines, is included in each viral pathogens chapter.

serves as a reference source to healthcare professionals and laboratorians in providing clinical and technical information regarding viral diseases and the diagnosis of viral infections.

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