Molecular Diagnostics: Fundamentals, Methods, and Clinical Applications, Third Edition

Author: Lela Buckingham, PhD, MB (ASCP), DLM (ASCP)
Publisher: F.A. Davis Company`
Date Published: 2019
Pages: 472 plus appendixes, glossary and index
Cover Type: Soft Cover
Expiration Date: 12/31/2023

Section A is ready now; Section B will be ready May 30; Section C will be available June 30.

Each section meets the Florida 1-hour specialty requirement in molecular pathology; Section B also meets cytogenetics and microbiology requirements; Section C also meets administration/supervision.

For those certified by ASCP, Section A provides 12 contact hours in molecular pathology; Section B provides 8 hours in molecular pathology, 2 in cytogenetics and 2 in microbiology; Section C  provides 10 hours in molecular pathology and 2 in laboratory management.

With a focus on the application of molecular concepts to diagnostic purposes, Molecular Diagnostics: Fundamentals, Methods, and Clinical Applications explains and illustrates the use and interpretation of molecular-based assays in patient care. The level is advanced.

This course is divided into three sections, each worth 12 contact hours. 

Section A Quiz (Chapters 1-6)
Section I: Fundamentals of Molecular Biology: An Overview: Nucleic Acids and Proteins • Gene Expression and Epigenetics. Section II: Common Techniques in Molecular Biology: Nucleic Acid Extraction Methods • Resolution and Detection of Nucleic Acids • Analysis and Characterization of Nucleic Acids and Proteins • Nucleic Acid Amplification.

Section B Quiz (Chapters 7-11)
Section II, continued: Chromosomal Structure and Chromosomal Mutations • Gene Mutations • DNA Sequencing. Section III: Techniques in the Clinical Laboratory: DNA Polymorphisms and Human Identification • Detection and Identification of Microorganisms.

Section C Quiz (Chapters 12-15)
Section III, continued: Molecular Detection of Inherited Diseases • Molecular Oncology • DNA-Based Tissue Typing • Quality Assurance and Quality Control in the Molecular Laboratory.

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