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The collaborative efforts of over 140 experienced clinical microbiologists, laboratory supervisors, and laboratory technologists are included in the new edition of the Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook. This well-respected reference continues to serve as the sole major publication providing step-by-step descriptions that enable clinical microbiologists and their staffs to perform all analyses and their control from the recept of the specimen to the final report. In respones to the ever-changing needs and responsibilities of the clinical microbilogy community, three brand-new sections have been added, covering procedures for coding and reimbursement, specimen collection and transport, and bioterrorism. To accomodate the expanding role of clinical microbiologists, the new edition places greater emphasis on areas such as molecular approaches, bioterrorism, and infection control in medical facilities. Procedures are formatted to adhere to the GP2-A document of the National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards (NCCLS). As an added feature, procedures are now divided into preanalytical, analytical, and postanalytical considerations. The icons in the margin of the text relate to safety and standard precautions and will remind users of the need to register dates of receipt, starting in service and expiration, as well as reinforce quality control. To maximize the flexibility and currency of the new edition, CMPH is now available in print, CD-ROM, and online formats. The online version of CMPH will be updated continually, followed by timely revisions to the CD-ROM and print formats. Using any combination of the available formats, users may customize the Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook to best accomodate the needs of their laboratory staff. NOTE: Electronic files comprising the CD-ROM and Web editions are presented as print-quality PDF files. The PDF files cannot be manipulated. New to the Second Edition addition of
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Henry Wilson Allen (September 12, 1912 – October 26, 1991) was an American author and screenwriter. He used several different pseudonyms for his works.