Clinical Virology Manual

Clinical Virology Manual
  • 4th Ed.
  • 2009
  • © American Society for Microbiology
  • Danny L. Wiedbrauk; Richard L. Hodinka; Stephen A. Young; Steven Specter
  • ISBN-10: 1-55581-462-X / ISBN-13: 978-1-55581-462-5
  • Virology


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A comprehensive and updated volume for the clinical virologist

For over 20 years this manual has remained the definitive source of the latest information and procedures for the physician and the clinical laboratory virologist. This fourth edition includes 34 chapters and two appendices, each thoroughly revised and updated by noted experts. These updates address the modernization of clinical virology and new developments in the field, with a strong emphasis on molecular diagnostics. Importantly, this new edition includes material on several recently described viruses including human metapneumovirus, West Nile virus, bocaviruses, and newer influenza viruses and adenoviruses, plus a broadened focus on papillomaviruses and polyomaviruses.

Divided into two sections, this volume presents essential information for clinicians and laboratory virologists alike. Section I details laboratory procedures for detecting and handling viruses, from specimen requirements and quality assurance to virus detection and identification, from the fundamentals through the latest molecular methods. Section II presents the most current knowledge on the wide range of specific viral pathogens. Finally, two appendices provide valuable and up-to-date information on services provided by federal and state public health virology laboratories.

Key Features:

  • • Thoroughly revised and updated manual
  • • Includes the most up-to-date descriptions of modern viral diagnostics by leading experts in the field
  • • Brings together the latest material in clinical virology
  • • Updates emphasize the advances in molecular diagnostics
  • • Provides a thorough examination of specific viral pathogens
  • • Appendices list contact information and services for CDC and state public health laboratories


Doody's Reviews


Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This is a well written and designed book. This updated version is needed in light of the large number of new viral pathogens that have been discovered over the past 10 years. It should be a required reference for any clinical laboratory."

-- Rebecca Horvat, PhD, D(ABMM) (University of Kansas Medical Center) Doody's Review



Physician and laboratory scientists are the intended audience. The authors are all recognized virologists who address practical issues in each chapter.


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