Clinical Virology / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Elsevier Health Sciences
Organized for quick reference, this practical text guides the reader through the principles of clinical virology with an emphasis on contemporary techniques and practice. Each facet of clinical laboratory practice is examined from specimen collection to isolation and definitive identification of the virus. Learning aids include essential helpful hints for laboratory organization and management, educational objectives, and study questions.
• Discusses quality assurance/quality control and concepts in laboratory safety that are unique to laboratory virology. Includes alternative systems for virus isolation.
• Presents essential helpful "hints" concerning laboratory organization and management. Introduces the principles of molecular biology techniques as applied in clinical virology.
• Lists necessary equipment and facilities for the various levels of viral diagnostic services. Provides chapter objectives and study questions to facilitate learning.
• Defines the role of viral antigen detection methods in viral disease diagnosis. Addresses technologies and concepts in the future of virology.
|Publisher:||Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Edition description:||1st ed|
|Product dimensions:||7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
Table of Contents
Viruses and the Clinical Diagnostic Virology Laboratory. Concepts of Immunoserologic and Molecular Techniques. Virus Isolation in Traditional Cell Cultures. Modified Virus Isolation Systems. Viral Antigen Detection. Serodiagnosis of Viral Infections. Diagnostic Virology Laboratory Equipment/Quality Control and Assurance/Safety. The DNA Viruses. The RNA Viruses. On the Horizon in the Clinical Diagnostic Virology Laboratory. Appendix.