Diagnostic Bacteriology / Edition 1

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Organized in a concise, simplified manner using an outline format to organize the material, this text emphasizes the role of the clinical microbiology laboratory in diagnosing and treating diseases. Bacteria (e.g., gram-positive, anaerobic, etc.) and laboratory procedures (e.g., antimicrobial agents and susceptibility tests) are clustered in seven unique sections. Chapter study questions and a 100-question comprehensive exam are included.

"...emphasizes the role of the clinical microbiology lab in diagnosing and treating diseases, covering bacterial aspects and laboratory diseases...with study questions and 'notes' throughout to help students to visualize key points."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803603011
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 500
  • Sales rank: 428,855
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction

1. Introduction to Diagnostic Bacteriology

2. Laboratory Operations

3. Immunologic and Molecular Procedures

Section 2: Gram-Positive Bacteria

4. Staphylococci and Related Organisms

5. Streptococci and Related Organisms

6. Gram-Positive Rods

Section 3: Gram-Negative Bacteria

7. Gram-Negative Cocci

8. Haemophilus

9. Enterobacteriaceae

10. Nonfermentative Gram-Negative Bacilli

11. Vibrio, Campylobacter, and Related Organisms

12. Miscellaneous Gram-Negative Bacilli

Section 4: Anaerobic Bacteriology

13. Anaerobic Bacteriology Procedures

14. Anaerobic Bacteria

Section 5: Miscellaneous Organisms

15. Mycobacteria

16. Chlamydia and Spirochetes

17. Miscellaneous Bacteria

Section 6: Culturing Specimens

18. Introduction to Specimen Cultures

19. Blood Cultures

20. Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Tract Infections

21. Respiratory Tract and Other Cultures

Section 7: Antimicrobial Agents and Susceptibility Tests

22. Antimicrobial Agents

23. Antimicrobial Susceptibility Tests

Comprehensive Final Examination


Appendices: Abbreviations and Acronyms

Summary of Selected Media

Microscopic Characteristics of Selected Organisms

Distinctive Colonial Characteristics of Selected Organisms

Summary of Selected Identification Tests

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