Long considered the definitive work in its field, this new edition presents all the principles and practices readers need for a solid grounding in all aspects of clinical microbiologyabacteriology, mycology, parasitology, and virology. Tests are presented according to the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (formerly NCCLS) format. This extensively revised edition includes practical guidelines for cost-effective, clinically relevant evaluation of clinical specimens including extent of workup and abbreviated identification schemes. New chapters cover the increasingly important areas of immunologic and molecular diagnosis. Clinical correlations link microorganisms to specific disease states. Over 600 color plates depict salient identification features of organisms.Laboratories using chromogenic media should check with their instrument manufacturer to determine the compatibility of using inocula ... Systems for the identification and naming of microorganisms are either computer-assisted or manual. ... instruments and packaged identification systems that rely on computer -assisted analyses of the various reactions of the ... species names at several junctures to accommodate reactions that may be less than 100% or in the variable category (Fig.
|Title||:||Koneman's Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology|
|Author||:||Elmer W. Koneman|
|Publisher||:||Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2006|