A comprehensive laboratory manual on the range of techniques used to identify, isolate, and culture the bacterium legionella, causative organism of Legionnaires' disease. Provides researchers and lab workers with the methods for serological diagnostic of legionellosis in patients. Describes phenotypic characteristics of the bacterium, culture of the organism from clinical and environmental samples, and modern hospital and laboratory practice.
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Table of Contents
Clinical Features of Legionnaires' Desease (C. Mayaud & E. Dournon).
Isolation of Legionellae from Clinical Specimens (E. Dournon).
Isolation of Legionellae from Environmental Specimens (P. Dennis).
Phenotypic Characteristics of Legionellae (T. Harrison & A. Taylor).
Identification of Legionellae by Serological Methods (T. Harrison & A. Taylor).
Confirmation of the Identity of Legionellae by Whole Cell Fatty-acid and Isoprenoid Quinone Profiles (R. Wait).
Demonstration of Legionellae in Clinical Specimens (T. Harrison & A. Taylor).
The Diagnosis of Legionnaires' Disease by Estimation of Antibody Levels (T. Harrison & A. Taylor).
The Application of Nucleic Acid Probes and Monoclonal Antibodies to the Investigation of Legionella Infections (N. Saunders & T. Harrison).
Appendix 1: Legionella Strains Available.
Appendix 2: Preservation of Strains on Glass Beads.