Chapter 5.1

Molecular Pathology Detection and Diagnosis of Microorganisms Objectives and Resources

The use of molecular pathology in the detection and diagnosis of microorganisms is discussed in this section.  (46 slides)

 

Objectives:

  • Discuss parameters for specimen collection, preparation, and quality control
  • Discuss molecular methods to detect bacterial organisms and resistance to antibiotics
  • Describe the use of molecular methods in epidemic epidemiology
  • Describe the use of molecular methods in detection of viral diseases
  • Discuss molecular methods to detect fungi and parasites

Readings:  MD. Chapter 12