Molecular Diagnostics: Fundamentals, Methods, and Clinical Applications, Third Edition
Lela Buckingham, PhD, MB (ASCP), DLM (ASCP)
F.A. Davis Company`
472 plus appendixes, glossary and index
Expiration Date: 12/31/2023
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.
If this area of the laboratory is new to you, Molecular Diagnostics: Fundamentals, Methods, and Clinical Applications is a great place to start. The book is readable and understandable and it will clarify the molecular pathology principles that have become an integral part of current laboratory testing.
The primary audience for this text is students enrolled in Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science programs at all levels. It explains the principles of molecular technology that are used for diagnostic purposes. Examples of applications of molecular-based assays are included along with case studies that illustrate the use and interpretation of these assays in patient care. Practitioners who are performing and interpreting these assays can use this text as a resource for reference and troubleshooting and to drive the implementation of additional molecular-based assays in their laboratories.
Because of the content, the level is considered 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.