It is the purpose of this monograph to set forth the theoretical rules and practical considerations as a basis for decisions, and to illustrate the application of these aspects to the design and evaluation of instrumented microbiological analysis of body fluids.
1. Introduction 2. Theoretical Aspects for an Automated Microbiological Analysis System 3. Practical Aspects of Instrumented Systems for Microbiological Analysis 4. Early instrumented systems for microbiological analyses of body fluids 5. Pulse Height Analysis 6. Instruments on or near the market 7. Photometric approach to microbiological analysis 8. Differential III Instrumented system 9. AutoMicrobic System 10. MS-2 Instrumented System 11. Bactometer Microbial Monitoring System 12. Evaluation of Instrumented Systems to Meet Goals for Microbiological Analysis of Body Fluids 13. Less Sophisticated Instruments.