Current And Emerging Technologies For The Diagnosis Of Microbial Infections

Hardcover | November 18, 2015

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Current and Emerging Technologies in Microbial Diagnostics, the latest volume in the Methods in Microbiology series, provides comprehensive, cutting-edge reviews of current and emerging technologies in the field of clinical microbiology. The book features a wide variety of state-of-the art methods and techniques for the diagnosis and management of microbial infections, with chapters authored by internationally renowned experts. This volume focuses on current techniques, such as MALDI-TOF mass spectroscopy and molecular diagnostics, along with newly emerging technologies such as host-based diagnostics and next generation sequencing. Written by recognized leaders and experts in the field Provides a comprehensive and cutting-edge review of current and emerging technologies in the field of clinical microbiology, including discussions of current techniques such as MALDI-TOF mass spectroscopy and molecular diagnostics Includes a broad range and breadth of techniques covered Presents discussions on newly emerging technologies such as host-based diagnostics and next generation sequencing

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Current and Emerging Technologies in Microbial Diagnostics, the latest volume in the Methods in Microbiology series, provides comprehensive, cutting-edge reviews of current and emerging technologies in the field of clinical microbiology. The book features a wide variety of state-of-the art methods and techniques for the diagnosis and m...

Dr Andrew Sails is a Consultant Clinical Scientist at the Public Health England Microbiology Services Laboratory in Newcastle upon Tyne, where he is Head of Molecular Diagnostics and Research and Development. He graduated in Biology from Manchester University in 1991 and began his clinical microbiology career at Preston Public Health L...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:634 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 18, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

  1. Total Laboratory Automation in Clinical Bacteriology
    Susan M. Novak-Weekley and Elizabeth M. Marlowe
  2. MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry for Microorganism Identification
    Lori Bourassa and Susan M. Butler-Wu
  3. POC Tests in Microbial Diagnostics: Current Status
    Luc Bissonnette and Michel G. Bergeron
  4. Molecular Diagnostics in the Diagnosis of Parasitic Infection
    Bobbi S. Pritt
  5. Clinical Applications of Quantitative Real-Time PCR in Virology
    Julia Engstrom-Melnyk, Pedro L. Rodriguez, Olivier Peraud and Raymond C. Hein
  6. Low Density TaqMan® Array Cards for the Detection of Pathogens
    Jude Heaney, Kathryn Rolfe, Nicholas S. Gleadall, Jane S. Greatorex and Martin D. Curran
  7. Invasive Fungal Infections and Approaches to Their Diagnosis
    Michael A. Pfaller
  8. Technical and Software Advances in Bacterial Pathogen Typing
    Linda Chui and Vincent Li
  9. Molecular Strain Typing and Characterisation of ToxigenicClostridium difficile
    Tanis C. Dingle and Duncan R. MacCannell
  10. Accurate Whole Genome Sequencing-Based Epidemiological Surveillance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    Hannes Pouseele and Philip Supply
  11. Solid and Suspension Microarrays for Microbial Diagnostics
    Steve Miller, Ulas Karaoz, Eoin Brodie and Sherry Dunbar
  12. Gene Amplification and Sequencing for Bacterial Identification
    Susanna K. P. Lau, Jade L. L. Teng, Chi-Chun Ho and Patrick C. Y. Woo
  13. Host-Based Diagnostics for Detection and Prognosis of Infectious Diseases
    William E. Yang, Christopher W. Woods and Ephraim L. Tsalik
  14. MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory; Beyond Identification
    Sören Schubert and Markus Kostrzewa
  15. Next-Generation Sequencing for Pathogen Detection and Identification
    Kenneth G. Frey and Kimberly A. Bishop-Lilly
  16. Virology - The Next Generation from Digital PCR to Single Virion Genomics
    Richard Allen White III, Jessica N. Brazelton de Cárdenas and Randall T. Hayden
  17. Artificial Nucleic Acid Probes and Their Applications in Clinical Microbiology
    Alon Singer and Yi-Wei Tang