Molecular Pathology 2017

Author: Nader Rafai, PhD, et al.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date Published: 2018
Pages: 9
Cover Type: Soft Cover
Expiration Date: 12/31/2020

This course meets the Florida 1-hour specialty requirement in molecular pathology. For ASCP, this course provides 1 contact hour in molecular pathology.

Course expires 12/31/2020.

Only recently have techniques of molecular biology been integrated into the clinical laboratory. Most technologists who have been in the field even for a few years will not have had any formal training or experience in the area of molecular diagnostic medicine, yet may be involved in some molecular-based testing techniques. This course will provide all medical technologists with an opportunity to learn about this exciting field of study and will be a valuable addition to their continuing laboratory training.

The chapter titled Molecular Microbiology in the sixth edition of the Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics provides excellent and up-to-date information regarding the multi-faceted discipline of molecular medicine. Our topic of special interest focuses on agents of infectious diseases and molecular methods for diagnosis and monitoring of selected diseases. Nine text pages from the book are presented in this course.