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Conventional Laboratory Diagnosis of Infection

Bacteriology

Laboratory Aspects

  1. Joseph D.C. Yao MD

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0028

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Yao, J. D. 2010. Conventional Laboratory Diagnosis of Infection. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. Mayo Clinic, Division of Clinical Microbiology, Rochester, MN, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Clinical Specimens
  • 3
    Diagnostic Methods

Keywords:

  • conventional laboratory diagnosis of infection;
  • microbial infection diagnosis-clinical and epidemiologic features;
  • errors in specimen collection and transportation-failure in etiologic diagnoses of infections;
  • direct examination of unstained or stained clinical specimens-by bright-field (light) microscopy;
  • acid-fast stain-for direct light microscopic mycobacteria detection;
  • bacterial identification;
  • bloodstream infection diagnosis by blood culture;
  • antimicrobial susceptibility testing