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This Third Edition contains collaborative efforts of over 150 experienced clinical microbiologists, medical laboratory technologists, and laboratory supervisors. This well-respected reference continues to serve as the sole major publication providing step-by-step protocols and descriptions that enable clinical microbiologists and laboratory staff personnel to perform all analyses, including appropriate quality control recommendations, from the receipt of the specimen through processing, testing, interpretation, presentation of the final report, and subsequent consultation. To accommodate the expanding role of clinical microbiologists, the new edition places greater emphasis on areas such as molecular approaches, bioterrorism, safety, and epidemiology/infection control in medical facilities. Procedures are formatted to adhere to the GP02-5A (2006) document of the National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards/Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (NCCLS/CLSI). The icons in the margin of the text relate to safety recommendations, the use of standard precautions, a reminder for the user to record relevant reagent dates (receipt, opened, and expiration), as well as to reinforce quality control. Content: Front Matter • How to Use This Handbook • Abbreviations • Disclaimer • Preface • Table of Contents •Volume 1 1. Procedure Coding, Reimbursement, and Billing Compliance 2. Specimen Collection, Transport, and Acceptability 3. Aerobic Bacteriology 4. Anaerobic Bacteriology •Volume 2 5. Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing 6. Aerobic Actinomycetes 7. Mycobacteriology and Antimycobacterial Susceptibility Testing 8. Mycology and Antifungal Susceptibility Testing 9. Parasitology •Volume 3 10. Viruses and Chlamydiae 11. Immunology 12. Molecular Diagnostics 13. Epidemiologic and Infection Control Microbiology 14. Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Laboratory Records, and Water Quality 15. Biohazards and Safety 16. Bioterrorism Index
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