Biochemical and molecular alterations, biological samples and molecular tests in Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory
Learning of principal scientific fundaments in a modern Laboratory of Clinical Microbiology useful to prepare Students for future knowledge of all methods to reach an exact clinical diagnosis.
Knowledge of microbiological diagnosis for bacteria, fungi, parasites and virus
Knowledge of the tests used in microbiological diagnosis
Knowledge of biological samples suitable for microbiological diagnosis
Modalities for collection of clinical samples, transport and storage of pathological matherials used for diagnostic purposes
Interpretation of the results of microbiological tests
Definition and role of laboratory medicine, laboratory investigation
Biological samples: types, sampling, processing and storage. Extraction and assay of nucleic acids.
The biological report: preanalytical variability, analytical and post-analytical. biological variability. Quality control.
Diagnostic characteristics of a laboratory test: diagnostic sensitivity, diagnostic specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive test.
Liver, metabolism, markers of liver injury, detoxification reactions, alcoholism.
Heart, markers of cardiac damage, Investigations.
Cardiovascular risk: atherosclerosis and lipid metabolism, laboratory investigations. Kidney: Parameters for assessment of renal function and urine analysis
Complete Blood Count (CBC): Results and Interpretation
The micro-organisms which cause infection and infectious diseases: concept of pathogenicity and virulence
Human microbial flora
Infectious diseases and host-related infections
Trasmission of infectious diseases abnd modality of transmission
Host predisponing condition for infections
Elements of Microbiological Diagnosis: direct and indirect tests
Microbial isolation in Laboratory practice.
Choosing of the most suitable samples for diagnosis
Principles, aims and interpretation of the Antibiogramma
Elements of virological diagnostic methods: direct and indirect tests.
Viral isolation, selection of most suitable samples and methods to preserve and keep them
Eye infections and diagnostic methods
Infections of the CNS and diagnostic methods
Upper respiratory tract infections and diagnostic methods
Lower respiratory tract infections and diagnostic methods
Cardiovascular infection, sepsis, bacteremia, and diagnostic methods
Gastrointestinal tract infections and toxic food infections: diagnostic methods
Liver infections and diagnostic methods
Urinary tract infections and diagnostic methods
Sexually transmitted infections and diagnostic methods
Female gynaecological infections and diagnostic methods
Infections in pregnancy: diagnosis of TORCH agents
Sexually transmitted infections and laboratory diagnosis methods
Skin, soft tissue infections and laboratory diagnosis methods
Microbiological control of hospital infections
Immunocompromised host infections
Autori: L. Spandrio. Casa Editrice: Idelson-Gnocchi.
Autori: Francesco Amaldi, Piero Benedetti, Graziano Pesole, Paolo Plevani.