Immunology & Serology in Laboratory Medicine


  • Mary Turgeon, EdD, MLS(ASCP)CM, Clinical Laboratory Education Consultant, Mary L. Turgeon & Associates, Boston, MA, and St. Petersburg, FL; Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Tufts University, Boston, MA; Adjunct Professor, Northeastern University, College of Professional Studies, Boston, MA; Professor, South University, Physician Assistant Program, Tampa, FL

The 5th edition of this classic text sets the standard for comprehensive coverage of immunology. Building from a solid foundation of knowledge and skills, trusted author Mary Louise Turgeon takes you from basic immunologic mechanisms and serologic concepts to the theory behind the procedures you’ll perform in the lab. Immunology & Serology in Laboratory Medicine, Fifth Edition is the go-to resource for everything from mastering automated techniques to understanding immunoassay instrumentation and disorders of infectious and immunologic origin. Packed with learning objectives, review questions, step-by-step procedures, and case studies, this text is your key to succeeding in today’s modern laboratory environment.
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Book information

  • Published: February 2013
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-08996-8

Table of Contents

Part I: Basic Immunologic Mechanisms

  1. An Overview of Immunology
  2. Antigens and Antibodies
  3. Cells and Cellular Activities of the Immune System: Granulocytes and Mononuclear Cells
  4. Cells and Cellular Activities of the Immune System: Lymphocytes and Plasma Cells
  5. Soluble Mediators of the Immune System
  6. Part II: The Theory of Immunologic and Serologic Procedures

  7. Safety in the Immunology-Serology Laboratory
  8. Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  9. Basic Serologic Laboratory Techniques
  10. Point-of-Care Testing
  11. Agglutination Methods
  12. Electrophoresis Techniques
  13. Labeling Techniques in Immunoassay
  14. Automated Procedures
  15. Molecular Techniques
  16. Part III: Immunologic Manifestations of Infectious Disease

  17. The Immune Response in Infectious Disease
  18. A Primer on Vaccines
  19. Streptococcal Infections
  20. Syphilis
  21. Vector-Borne Diseases
  22. Toxoplasmosis
  23. Cytomegalovirus
  24. Infectious Mononucleosis
  25. Viral Hepatitis
  26. Rubella Infection
  27. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  28. Part IV: Immunologically and Serologically Related Disorders

  29. Hypersensitivity Reactions
  30. Immunoproliferative Disorders
  31. Autoimmune Disorders
  32. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  33. Rheumatoid Arthritis
  34. Solid Organ Transplantation
  35. Bone Marrow Transplantation
  36. Tumor Immunology


Appendix A. Answers to Case Study Questions

Appendix B. Answers to Review Questions

Appendix C. Representative Diagnostic Assays in Medical Laboratory Immunology