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Unit 4 Microbiology and Serology

BOOK TITLE: Manual of Medical Laboratory Techniques

Author
1. Ramakrishnan S
2. Sulochana KN
ISBN
9789350256343
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11559_4
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2012
Pages
112
Author Affiliations
1. Vision Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India, Aravind Eye Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India; National CSI
2. Vision Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India
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Abstract

This chapter provides detail description of microbiology and serology in medical laboratory technique. Stains, gram stain, Zieh-Neelsen stain, giemsa satin, nigrosin stain, hanging drop method, immunofluorescence staining, bacterial culture, fungal culture, antibiotic sensitivity, cell culture, conventional biochemical tests for identification of bacteria and rheumatoid arthritis tests are described in detail with the help of excellent illustrations. 1 to 2 references are given at the end of each topic for further reading. 3 tables are included to highlight standard protocols of different techniques.

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