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"The methods described are clearly written in a 'recipe' format . . .easy to follow and annotated with detailed notes. The amount of detail provided will enable investigators to get the methods working using this book alone."-Journal of Medical Microbiology
"This is an excellent, concise, and comprehensive manual. . .a very useful addition to the library of any laboratory wanting to take advantage of the exciting developments this new technology provides."-Molecular Biotechnology
"Drs. Peeling and Sparling have assembled a team of 24 international experts to prepare this volume, which is the first publication devoted solely to the molecular diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases. This book is particularly timely in that describes state-of-the-art methods for detecting sexually transmitted infections using molecular biology techniques, provides insights about the relative strengths and weaknesses of a number of different commercial and nonproprietary assays, and includes commentary on the traditional culture or serology procedures for detecting and characterizing bacterial and viral infections....this is a very useful volume that provides both reference information as well as step-by-step prools for performance of various molecular-based assays for detection of sexually transmitted pathogens. Any clinical laboratory that uses such technology for diagnostic testing, screening, or through a reference laboratory will find this textbook useful."-American Journal of Clinical Pathology
"This volume will help to achieve a rapid detection of the causative agents, which is a prerequisite for appropriate measures....It is concisely written, and should be used in the respective laboratories for either implementation of the procedures described or for critical review of own inhouse methods."-International Journal of Medical Microbiology
Part I. Overview.
The Impact of Molecular Technology on STD Control: A Historical Perspective
P. Frederick Sparling
Part II. Molecular Techniques for the Detection of Sexually Transmitted Pathogens.
Neisseria gonorrhoeae: Detection and Typing by Probe Hybridization, LCR, and PCR
Charlotte A. Gaydos and Thomas C. Quinn
Molecular Diagnosis for Chlamydia trachomatis Infections by Probe Hybridization, PCR, LCR, TMA, and Q-ß Replicase
Max A. Chernesky and James B. Mahony
Haemophilus ducreyi Detection by PCR
Patricia A. Totten, Jane Kuypers, and Stephen A. Morse
Detection of Treponema pallidum, Haemophilus ducreyi, and Herpes Simplex Virus by Multiplex PCR
Karina A. Orle and Judith B. Weiss
Detection of Genital Mycoplasmas by PCR
Claire B. Gilroy and David Taylor-Robinson
Hepatitis B Virus: Detection and Quantitation by Membrane and Liquid Hybridization, Branched DNA Signal Amplification, Hybrid Capture, and PCR Methods
Molecular Diagnosis of HIV-1 by PCR
Susan A. Fiscus
Part III. Research Techniques for Epidemiology and the Management of STDs.
Genotyping of Neisseria gonorrhoeae by Pulse Field Gel Electrophoresis and PCR
Ian W. Maclean
Genotyping Chlamydia trachomatis by PCR,Deborah Dean. Human Papillomavirus Detection by PCR and Typing by Dot-Blot
Agnetha Josefsson, Patrik Magnusson, and Ulf Gyllensten
Quantitation of HIV-1 RNA in Dried Plasma Spots (DPS): A Field Approach to Therapeutic Monitoring
Sharon A. Cassol, Francisco Diaz-Mitoma, and D. William Cameron
Collection and Processing of Seminal Plasma for the Quantitation of HIV-1 RNA by NASBA and RT-PCR
Susan A. Ficus and Myron S. Cohen
Part IV. Molecular Technology for STD Diagnosis and Research: The New Challenges.
Molecular Techniques for HIV and STDs: Implications for Research and Disease Control in the New Millenium
Rosanna W. Peeling, David C. W. Mabey, and King K. Holmes