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Introduction to Diagnostic Microbiology for the Laboratory SciencesAuthor: Maria Dannessa Delost
Introduction to Diagnostic Microbiology for the Laboratory Sciences, Second Edition provides a foundation in microbiology that is essential for a career as a medical laboratory technologist/technician (MLT). A key text for students and a helpful reference for practitioners, it reviews the microorganisms most commonly encountered in clinical settings and clearly explains basic laboratory procedures.
This text provides a concise overview of topics and facilitates comprehension with learning objectives, key terms, case studies, and review questions. In addition, the text includes laboratory exercises, eliminating the need for a separate laboratory manual. Covering content required in the MLT curriculum and featured on the ASCP certification exam, this accessible text will help prepare students for a career in laboratory science.
Introduction to Diagnostic Microbiology for the Laboratory Sciences is on the recommended reading list to prepare for the ASCP MLT exam. (American Society for Clinical Pathology, Medical Laboratory Technician exam).
Features and Benefits
- NEW! Case Studies and What Would You Do Next features have been added to most chapters to guide students through scenarios in a microbiology laboratory.
- NEW! An appendix has been added that presents information on emerging topics of microbiology, including biofilms, antibiotic resistance, zoonosis, healthcare associated infections, and bioterrorism.
- NEW! Here and Now sections present an overview and updatedate of a current microbiology topic or issue.
- Each chapter has learning objectives and review questions that correlate with the ASCP MLT/MLS certification examinations.
- Laboratory exercises correlate with the didactic material can be found in the appendix and as a separate electronic document.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Part I Introduction to Clinical Microbiology
- Chapter 1 Taxonomy, the Microbial Cell, Metabolism, and Genetics
- Chapter 2 Safety in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
- Chapter 3 Host and Microorganism Interactions
- Chapter 4 Specimen Collection and Management
- Chapter 5 Microscopy, Staining, and Direct Examination of Specimens
- Chapter 6 Traditional Culture and Identification Methods
- Chapter 7 Immunochemical and Molecular Methods
- Chapter 8 Antimicrobial Agents and Susceptibility Testing
- Part II Identification and Clinical Relevance of Microorganisms
- Chapter 9 Staphylococci and Other Catalase-Positive Gram-Positive Cocci
- Chapter 10 Streptococcus, Enterococcus, and Related Organisms
- Chapter 11 Neisseria
- Chapter 12 Enterobacteriaceae
- Chapter 13 Nonfermentative Gram-Negative Bacilli and Similar Bacteria
- Chapter 14 Vibrio, Aeromonas, Campylobacter, and Similar Organisms
- Chapter 15 Haemophilus, HACEK, Legionella, Bordetella, and Other Fastidious Gram-Negative Bacilli
- Chapter 16 Gram-Positive Bacilli
- Chapter 17 Spirochetes
- Chapter 18 Anaerobes
- Chapter 19 Mycobacterium
- Chapter 20 Chlamydia, Rickettsia, Mycoplasma, and Similar Organisms
- Chapter 21 Introduction to Clinical Mycology
- Chapter 22 Introduction to Clinical Parasitology
- Chapter 23 Introduction to Clinical Virology
- Part III Clinical Specimens and Emerging Topics
- Chapter 24 Clinical Specimens and Infections
- Appendix Emerging Topics in Clinical Microbiology
- Appendix Perforated Laboratory Exercises
- Appendix Glossary
- Appendix Index