Introduction to Diagnostic Microbiology for the Laboratory Sciences provides a foundation in microbiology that is essential for a career as a medical laboratory technologist/technician (MLT). A key text for students and a helpful reference for practitioners, it reviews the microorganisms most commonly encountered in clinical settings and clearly explains basic laboratory procedures.
This text provides a concise overview of topics and facilitates comprehension with learning objectives, key terms, case studies, and review questions. In addition, the text includes laboratory exercises, eliminating the need for a separate laboratory manual. Covering content required in the MLT curriculum and featured on the certification exam, this accessible text will help prepare students for a career in laboratory science.
- Reviews the microorganisms most important in clinical practice
- Explains basic laboratory procedures, such as specimen collection and staining
- Includes laboratory exercises in the text–no need for a separate manual
- Serves as a helpful on-the-job reference for laboratory practitioners
- Provides practice questions to help students prepare for the medical technology certification exam
Introduction to Diagnostic Microbiology for the Laboratory Sciences is on the recommended reading list to prepare for the ASCP MLT exam. (American Society for Clinical Pathology, Medical Laboratory Technician exam)
About the Author
Maria Dannessa Delost, PhD, MT(ASCP) is the former Program Director of Medical Laboratory Programs at Youngstown State University, and has been published in Clinical Laboratory Science, the American Journal of Clinical Pathology, and the Journal of theAmerican Academy of Dermatology, among others. She was previously the author of Introduction to Diagnostic Microbiology: A Text and Workbook and the first edition of Introduction to Diagnostic Microbiology for the Laboratory Sciences.
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