A general resource for all subdisciplines of clinical microbiology to use when evaluating commercial methods, tests, or procedures. * Reviews all the commercially available tests (both manual and automated) in the discipline of clinical microbiology. * Includes a description of the sensitivities, specificities, and predictive values from peer-reviewed sources. * Features separate chapters devoted to molecular microbiology, information management, emerging infectious diseases, and veterinary clinical microbiology. This title is published by the American Society for Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.