Known as the #1 bench reference for practicing microbiologists and an excellent text for students in clinical laboratory science programs, Bailey & Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology, 13th Edition helps you develop and refine the skills you need for effective laboratory testing. In-depth information is useful and easily accessible, with step-by-step instructions for all the procedures. This edition features more than 20 NEW chapters plus updated material on the newest advances and the latest trends in clinical microbiology. Written by expert Dr. Patricia Tille, this classic reference addresses the topics and issues most relevant to you and your success on the job.
- Hands-on procedures include step-by-step instructions, full-color photos, and expected results, helping you achieve more accurate results.
- Case studies give you the opportunity to apply your skills in a variety of diagnostic scenarios and help improve your decision-making and critical thinking skills.
- Genera and Species to be Considered boxes highlight all of the organisms to be discussed in each chapter, including the current name of the species as well as any previous names.
- Student resources on Evolve enhance your learning with review questions and procedures.
- Convenient, easy-to-read tables summarize key information.
- Detailed, full-color illustrations aid comprehension and help you visualize concepts.
- A glossary of terms is found at the back of the book for quick reference.
Part I: Basic Medical Microbiology
1. Microbial Taxonomy
2. Bacterial Genetics, Metabolism, and Structure
3. Host-Microorganism Interactions
Part II: General Principles in Clinical Microbiology
Section 1: Safety and Specimen Management
4. Laboratory Safety
5. Specimen Management
Section 2: Approaches to Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases
6. Role of Microscopy
7. Traditional Cultivation and Identification
8. Nucleic Acid-Based Analytic Methods for Microbial Identification and Characterization
9. Immunochemical Methods Used for Organism Detection
10. Serologic Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases
Section 3: Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity
11. Principles of Antimicrobial Action & Resistance
12. Laboratory Methods and Strategies for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
Part III: Bacteriology
Section 1: Principles of Identification
13. Overview of Bacterial Identification Methods and Strategies
Section 2: Catalase-Positive, Gram-Positive Cocci
14. Staphylococcus, Micrococcus, and Similar Organisms
Section 3: Catalase-Negative, Gram-Positive Cocci
15. Streptococcus, Enterococcus, and Similar Organisms
Section 4: Non-Branching, Catalase-Positive, Gram-Positive Bacilli
16. Bacillus and Similar Organisms
17. Listeria, Corynebacterium, and Similar Organisms
Section 5: Non-Branching, Catalase-Negative, Gram-Positive Bacilli
18. Erysipelothirix, Lactobacillus, and Similar Organisms
Section 6: Branching or Partially Acid-Fast, Gram-Positive Bacilli
19. Nocardia, Streptomyces, Rhodococcus, Oerskovia, and Similar Organisms
Section 7: Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli (MacConkey-P
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