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Immunology & Serology in Laboratory Medicine

Completely updated, the 4th edition of this classic resource offers the current, comprehensive coverage of immunology you need to stay on the cutting-edge of clinical laboratory science. It provides a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to take you from basic immunologic mechanisms and serologic concepts to the theory behind the procedures you’ll perform in the lab, including automated techniques. It also explores the medical applications of clinical laboratory science, with information on disorders of infectious and immunologic origin, as well as topics such as transplantation and tumor immunology. Learning objectives, review questions, step-by-step procedures, and case studies help you master key concepts and prepare you to succeed in today’s modern laboratory environment.

Book, 544 Pages

Published: September 2008

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09310-1

Contents

  • PART 1: BASIC IMMUNOLOGIC MECHANISMS

    1. An Overview of Immunology

    2. Antigens and Antibodies

    3. The Cells and Cellular Activities of the Immune System: Granulocytes and Mononuclear Cells

    4. The Cells and Cellular Activities of the Immune System: Lymphocytes and Plasma Cells

    5. Soluble Mediators of the Immune System

    PART 2: THE THEORY OF IMMUNOLOGIC AND SEROLOGIC PROCEDURES

    6. Safety in the Immunology-Serology Laboratory

    7. Quality Assurance and Quality Control NEW!

    8. Basic Serologic Laboratory Techniques NEW!

    9. Point-of-Care Testing NEW!

    10. Agglutination Methods

    11. Electrophoresis Techniques

    12. Labeling Techniques in Immunoassay

    13. Automated Procedures

    14. Molecular Techniques

    PART 3: IMMUNOLOGIC MANIFESTATIONS OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES

    15. The Immune Response in Infectious Diseases

    16. A Primer on Vaccines NEW!

    17. Streptococcal Infections

    18. Syphilis

    19. Vector-Borne Diseases

    20. Toxoplasmosis

    21. Cytomegalovirus

    22. Infectious Mononucleosis

    23. Viral Hepatitis

    24. Rubella Infection

    25. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

    PART 4: IMMUNOLOGICALLY AND SEROLOGICALLY RELATED DISORDERS

    26. Hypersensitivity Reactions

    27. Immunoproliferative Disorders

    28. Autoimmune Disorders

    29. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

    30. Rheumatoid Arthritis

    31. Solid Organ Transplantation

    32. Bone Marrow Transplantation

    33. Tumor Immunology

    Appendixes

    A. Answers to Review Questions

    B. Diagnostic Tests in Medical Laboratory Immunology

    Glossary

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