The Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook continues to serve as the sole major publication providing step-by-step protocols and descriptions that enable clinical microbiologists and laboratory staff personnel to perform all analyses, including appropriate quality control recommendations, from the receipt of the specimen through processing, testing, interpretation, presentation of the final report, and subsequent consultation.
"If you perform clinical microbiology testing, you have to have this. Get it, preferably in the editable version to make your life easier and to ensure your laboratory performs at evidence-based, best practice levels."
-- Valerie Ng, PhD MD (Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital) - Doody's Review
The book is intended for those "engaged in microbial analysis of clinical specimens," which is primarily clinical laboratory scientists. Laboratory medicine practitioners and infectious disease practitioners, whether students, residents, fellows, or in practice, also would find it valuable. It might be useful to others -- e.g., nurses, other advanced practice practitioners, allied health providers, etc. -- if detail-oriented.