Immunology & Serology in Laboratory Medicine

By

  • 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
  • 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

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.
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Book information

  • Published: September 2008
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09310-1


Table of 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