District Laboratory Practice in Tropical Countries

  title={District Laboratory Practice in Tropical Countries},
  author={Monica Cheesbrough},
Preface 7. Microbiological tests 7.1 Microbiology practice and quality assurance in district laboratories 7.2 Features and classification of micro-organisms of medical importance 7.3 Microscopical techniques used in microbiology 7.4 Culturing bacterial pathogens 7.5 Biochemical tests to identify bacteria 7.6 Examination of sputum 7.7 Examination of throat and mouth specimens 7.8 Examination of pus, ulcer material and skin specimens 7.9 Examination of effusions 7.10 Examination of urogenital… 
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