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    editor in chief, Amy L. Leber, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.
    Digital : Am Soc Microbiolv. 1-3=, 2016
    Contributors -- In Memoriam -- Contents -- Editorial Board -- How To Use This Handbook -- Abbreviations -- Preface -- Reader Response Form -- Disclaimer -- VOLUME 1 -- Procedure Coding, Reimbursement, and Billing Compliance -- Chapter 1.1 : Introduction / Vickie S. Baselski -- Chapter 1.2 : Procedure Coding, Reimbursement, and Billing Compliance / Vickie S. Baselski -- Specimen Collection, Transport, and Acceptability -- Chapter 2.1 : Collection, Transport, and Manipulation of Clinical Specimens and Initial Laboratory Concerns / Andrea J. Linscott -- Aerobic Bacteriology -- Chapter 3.1 : Introduction / Deirdre L. Church -- Chapter 3.2 : Staining Procedures / Wilson W. Chan -- Chapter 3.3 : Processing, Isolation, Detection, and Interpretation of Aerobic Bacteriology Cultures / Deirdre L. Church -- Chapter 3.4 : Blood Cultures -- Chapter 3.5 : Body Fluid Cultures (Excluding Blood, Cerebrospinal Fluid, and Urine) / Richard B. Thomson -- Chapter 3.6 : Diagnosis of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection: Differential-Time-to-Positivity Cultures and Catheter Tip Cultures / Steve Miller -- Chapter 3.7 : Cerebrospinal Fluid Cultures / Deirdre L. Church -- Chapter 3.8 : Fecal and Other Gastrointestinal Cultures and Toxin Assays / Dylan R. Pillai -- Chapter 3.9 : Genital Cultures -- Chapter 3.10 : Ocular Cultures / Deirdre L. Church -- Chapter 3.11 : Respiratory Tract Cultures -- Chapter 3.12 : Urine Cultures / Wilson W. Chan -- Chapter 3.13 : Wound Cultures / Julie A. Carson -- Chapter 3.14 : Leptospira Culture / Paul N. Levett -- Chapter 3.15 : Detection of Human Mycoplasmas and Ureaplasmas from Clinical Specimens by Culture and PCR / Ken B. Waites, Lynn B. Duffy, Li Xiao -- Chapter 3.16 : Guidelines for Biochemical Identification of Aerobic Bacteria / Deirdre L. Church -- Chapter 3.17 : Biochemical Tests for the Identification of Aerobic Bacteria / Deirdre L. Church -- Chapter 3.18 : Identification of Gram-Positive Bacteria -- Anaerobic Bacteriology -- Chapter 4.1 : Introduction / Gerri S. Hall -- Chapter 4.2 : Collection, Transport, and Processing of Clinical Specimens for Anaerobic Culture / Gerri S. Hall, Judith Holden -- Chapter 4.3 : Culture Media for Anaerobes / Gerri S. Hall, James I. Mangels -- Chapter 4.4 : Incubation Techniques for Anaerobic Bacteriology Specimens / Gerri S. Hall, James I. Mangels -- Chapter 4.5 : Examination of Primary Culture Plates for Anaerobic Bacteria / Gerri S. Hall, Linda Byrd -- Chapter 4.6 : Rapid Disk, Spot Tests, and Other Rapid or Primary Methods for the Identification of Anaerobes / Gerri S. Hall, Paula Summanen -- Chapter 4.7 : Commercial Kit Overnight Biochemical Systems for the Identification of Anaerobes / Gerri S. Hall, James I. Mangels -- Chapter 4.8 : Rapid Enzymatic Systems for the Identification of Anaerobes / Gerri S. Hall, James I. Mangels -- Chapter 4.9 : Rapid Biochemical Tests (4 Hours or Less) for the Identification of Anaerobes / Gerri S. Hall, James I. Mangels -- Chapter 4.10 : Use of Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight for the Identification of Anaerobic Bacteria / Gerri S. Hall -- Chapter 4.11 : Anaerobic Gram-Negative Bacilli / Gerri S. Hall -- Chapter 4.12 : Anaerobic Gram-Positive Bacilli / Gerri S. Hall -- Chapter 4.13 : Anaerobic Cocci / Gerri S. Hall -- Chapter 4.14 : Suggestions for a Practical Scheme for the Workup of Anaerobic Cultures / Gerri S. Hall. Chapter 4.15 : Clostridium difficile as a Pathogen Involved in Antimicrobial Agent-Associated Diarrhea, Colitis, and Pseudomembranous Colitis / Gerri S. Hall -- VOLUME 2 -- Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing -- Chapter 5.1 : Disk Diffusion Test -- Chapter 5.2 : Broth Microdilution Test -- Chapter 5.3 : Etest -- Chapter 5.4 : Agar Dilution MIC Test -- Chapter 5.5 : Beta-Lactamase Tests -- Chapter 5.6 : Oxacillin Salt-Agar Screen Test To Detect Oxacillin (Methicillin)-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus -- Chapter 5.7 : Detection of VRSA, VISA, and Vancomycin-Heteroresistant Staphylococcus aureus (hVISA) -- Chapter 5.8 : Screening Tests for Detection of High-Level Mupirocin Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus -- Chapter 5.9 : Detection of Inducible Clindamycin Resistance in Staphylococcus spp., Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Streptococcus spp. Beta-Hemolytic Group -- Chapter 5.10 : Screen Tests To Detect High-Level Aminoglycoside Resistance in Enterococcus spp. -- Chapter 5.11 : Agar Screen Test To Detect Vancomycin Resistance in Enterococcus spp. -- Chapter 5.12 : Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase Testing for Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Klebsiella oxytoca, and Proteus mirabilis -- Chapter 5.13 : The Modified Hodge Confirmatory Test (or the Carbapenem Inactivation Test) for Carbapenemase Production in Enterobacteriaceae -- Chapter 5.14 : 5.14 Tests To Assess Bactericidal Activity -- Chapter 5.15 : Serum Inhibitory and Bactericidal Titers -- Chapter 5.16 : Synergism Testing: Broth Microdilution Checkerboard and Broth Macrodilution Methods -- Chapter 5.17 : Quality Assurance Measures for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing -- Chapter 5.18 : Evaluation and Verification of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Test Systems -- Chapter 5.19 : Selecting Antimicrobial Agents for Testing and Reporting -- Chapter 5.20 : Preparation of Routine Media and Reagents Used in Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing -- Chapter 5.21 : Preparation of Broth Microdilution MIC Trays -- Chapter 5.22 : Appendixes -- Aerobic Actinomycetes -- Chapter 6.1 : Introduction -- Chapter 6.2 : Specimen Examination and Primary Isolation -- Chapter 6.3 : Media and Methods Used for Phenotypic Characterization of Aerobic Actinomycetes -- Chapter 6.4 : Molecular Identification -- Chapter 6.5 : Susceptibility Testing -- Chapter 6.6 : Appendixes -- Mycobacteriology and Antimycobacterial Susceptibility Testing -- Chapter 7.1 : Introduction -- Chapter 7.2 : General Mycobacterial Procedures -- Chapter 7.3 : Solid Media Used for Isolation -- Chapter 7.4 : Liquid Media Used for Isolation -- Chapter 7.5 : Identification of Mycobacteria -- Chapter 7.6 : Nucleic Acid Amplification Procedures for Identification from Specimen -- Chapter 7.7 : Susceptibility Testing by Liquid Media Methods -- Chapter 7.8 : Susceptibility Testing by Agar Proportion Method for Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex -- Chapter 7.9 : Susceptibility Testing by TREK Sensititre Microdilution Plates -- Mycology and Antifungal Susceptibility Testing -- Chapter 8.1 : Introduction and General Considerations -- Chapter 8.2 : Specimen Selection, Collection, and Transport -- Chapter 8.3 : Specimen Examination -- Chapter 8.4 : Processing Specimens for Fungal Culture -- Chapter 8.5 : Examination and Evaluation of Primary Cultures. Chapter 8.6 : Presumptive Identification Tests for Yeasts Isolated on Primary Culture -- Chapter 8.7 : Identification of Moulds on Primary Culture -- Chapter 8.8 : Full Identification of Yeasts -- Chapter 8.9 : Mould Identification -- Chapter 8.10 : Antifungal Susceptibility Testing -- Parasitology -- Chapter 9.1 : Introduction -- Chapter 9.2 : Collection and Preservation of Fecal Specimens -- Chapter 9.3 : Macroscopic and Microscopic Examination of Fecal Specimens -- Chapter 9.4 : Special Stains for Coccidia and Microsporidia -- Chapter 9.5 : Additional Techniques for Stool Examination -- Chapter 9.6 : Other Specimens from the Intestinal Tract and the Urogenital System -- Chapter 9.7 : Sputum, Aspirates, and Biopsy Material -- Chapter 9.8 : Detection of Blood Parasites -- Chapter 9.9 : Culture -- Chapter 9.10 : Appendixes -- Viruses and Chlamydiae -- Chapter 10.1 : Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Infections: Introduction -- Chapter 10.2 : Selection, Maintenance, and Observation of Uninoculated Monolayer Cell Cultures -- Chapter 10.3 : Cell Culture Techniques: Serial Propagation and Maintenance of Monolayer Cell Cultures -- Chapter 10.4 : Specimen Collection and Processing -- Chapter 10.5 : Viral Culture: Isolation of Viruses in Cell Cultures -- Chapter 10.6 : Isolation of Chlamydia spp. in Cell Culture -- Chapter 10.7 : Direct Detection of Viruses and Chlamydia in Clinical Samples -- VOLUME 3 -- Immunology -- Chapter 11.1 : Immunology Introduction -- Chapter 11.2 : Serologic Diagnosis of Group A Streptococcal Infections -- Chapter 11.3 : Detection of Legionella Antigen by Direct Immunofluorescence -- Chapter 11.4 : Laboratory Diagnosis of Syphilis -- Chapter 11.5 : Detection of Borrelia burgdorferi Antibodies -- Chapter 11.6 : Serodiagnosis of Rickettsial Infections -- Chapter 11.7 : Virology Introduction -- Chapter 11.8 : Human Immunodeficiency Virus Serology -- Chapter 11.9 : Epstein-Barr Virus -- Chapter 11.10 : Cytomegalovirus Serology -- Chapter 11.11 : Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2 Serology -- Chapter 11.12 : Flow Cytometry -- Chapter 11.13 : Whole-Blood Lymphocyte Immunophenotyping Using Cell Surface Markers by Flow Cytometry -- Chapter 11.14 : Natural Killer Cell Assays -- Chapter 11.15 : Dendritic Cell Assays -- Chapter 11.16 : Neutrophil Assays -- Chapter 11.17 : Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells -- Chapter 11.18 : Lymphocyte Proliferation Assay -- Chapter 11.19 : Measurement of Antigen-Specific Cellular Responses Using the Polychromatic Flow Cytometry Intracellular Cytokine Staining Assay -- Chapter 11.20 : Interferon Gamma Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Spot Assay -- Chapter 11.21 : Bead- and Plate-Based Cytokine Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assays -- Molecular Diagnostics -- Chapter 12.1 : Introduction -- Chapter 12.2 : General Aspects of Molecular Diagnostics -- Chapter 12.3 : Molecular Methods for Identification of Cultured Microorganisms -- Chapter 12.4 : Sequence-Based Identification and Typing -- Chapter 12.5 : Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time of Flight (MALDI-TOF) for Microorganism Identification -- Chapter 12.6 : Appendix 12.6-1-FDA-Cleared or Approved Nucleic Acid-Based Tests -- Chapter 12.7 : Appendix 12.7-1-Location in CMPH4 of Molecular Procedures Outside of Section 12 -- Epidemiologic and Infection Control Microbiology. Chapter 13.1 : Introduction -- Chapter 13.2 : Laboratory Support for Infection Prevention: Collaboration with Benefits for All -- Chapter 13.3 : Environmental Sampling and Cultures -- Chapter 13.4 : Outbreak Investigations: Laboratory and Epidemiologic Concepts -- Chapter 13.5 : Microbial Strain Typing for Epidemiology and Infection Control -- Chapter 13.6 : Surveillance Cultures -- Chapter 13.7 : Infection Control in the Laboratory -- Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Laboratory Records, and Water Quality -- Chapter 14.1 : Quality Assessment and Improvement (Quality Assurance) -- Process Improvement -- Chapter 14.2 : Quality Control -- Chapter 14.3 : Laboratory Records -- Chapter 14.4 : Preparation and Quality Control of Laboratory Water -- Chapter 14.5 : Overview of Individualized Quality Control Plan (IQCP) -- Biohazards and Safety -- Chapter 15.1 : Introduction -- Chapter 15.2 : Biological Safety and Biohazard Prevention -- Chapter 15.3 : Biohazard Containment -- Chapter 15.4 : Laboratory Instrumentation and Equipment -- Chapter 15.5 : Special Pathogens and Employee Safety -- Chapter 15.6 : Packing and Shipping Infectious Substances -- Chapter 15.7 : Management of Laboratory Accidents -- Chapter 15.8 : Management of Infectious Waste -- Chapter 15.9 : Risk Assessment -- Bioterrorism -- Chapter 16.1 : General Introduction to Bioterrorism and Emerging Infectious Diseases -- Chapter 16.2 : Levels of Laboratory Safety -- Chapter 16.3 : Packing and Shipping Select Agents -- Chapter 16.4 : Anthrax-Bacillus anthracis -- Chapter 16.5 : Botulinum Toxin-Clostridium botulinum -- Chapter 16.6 : Brucellosis-Brucella spp. -- Chapter 16.7 : Plague-Yersinia pestis -- Chapter 16.8 : Tularemia-Francisella tularensis -- Chapter 16.9 : Melioidosis (Burkholderia pseudomallei) and Glanders (Burkholderia mallei) -- Chapter 16.10 : Smallpox-Variola Major -- Chapter 16.11 : Novel Influenza Viruses -- Chapter 16.12 : Q Fever-Coxiella burnetii -- Chapter 16.13 : Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B-Staphylococcus aureus -- Chapter 16.14 : Clinical Laboratory Bioterrorism Readiness Plan -- Chapter 16.15 : Biochemical Procedures -- Index.