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Immunology & Serology in Laboratory Medicine

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.

Online version,

Published: February 2013

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-08996-8


  • 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



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