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At a time when the number and complexity of laboratory tests are rapidly increasing, it is encouraging to come upon a book that attempts to place one area of laboratory medicine into perspective. This short monograph is the result of a 1974 seminar of the American Society for Microbiology. Its purpose is to provide the smaller clinical microbiology laboratory with guidance in how to process specimens from a variety of sources.
The discussion of respiratory cultures appropriately emphasizes the need to establish criteria as to which specimens should be processed and clearly delineates what organisms should be identified. Blood culture
Clinical Microbiology.. Ann Intern Med. 1977;86:838. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-6-838_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(6):838.
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