Bailey and Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology

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This text covers all aspects of diagnostic microbiology, including bacteriology, virology, mycology and parasitology. New to this ninth edition is up-to-date coverage of Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, multiple drug-resistant tuberculosis, gram-negative rods, Mycobacterium haemophilum, and Rochalimaea. A new chapter on the role of the microbiologist in medical practice identifies the microbiologist's responsibilities within the medical team, with regard to: specimen collection; examination of tissue; designing appropriate test requisition forms; defining rejection criteria for specimens; deciding what is clinically relevant in terms of specimen processing, culturing, identification and susceptibility testing; and implementing cost-saving strategies in the laboratory.

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Purpose and Philosophy
Laboratory Safety
Laboratory Organization and Continuous Quality Assessment

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