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Molecular diagnostics : for the clinical laboratorian / edited by William B. Coleman and Gregory J. Tsongalis.— 2nd ed. p. cm.

Previously published in 1997.

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ISBN 1-58829-356-4 (alk. paper) eISBN 1-59259-928-1

I. Molecular diagnosis. 2. Pathology, Molecular. I. Coleman, William B.

II. Tsongalis, Gregory J. RB43.7.M6338 2004

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