Description

Immunoassays are among the most powerful and sensitive technologies now available for patient diagnosis and monitoring. This book is an indispensable guide to information on the theory and practice of immunoassays. It discusses the scientific basis of these technologies in a logical, organized, and heuristic manner and provides protocols for specific assays. The contents of this unique book are balanced among theory, practical issues, quality control, automation, and subspecialty areas, making it ideal for health science students, laboratory scientists, and clinicians.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Presents up-to-date information * Provides extensive cross-referencing * Covers theory and practice in full detail * Written by leading authorities

Table of Contents

Past, Present, And Future of Immunological Assays. Immune Function and Antibody Structure. Theory of Immunoassays. Data Interpretation and Quality Control. Production and Purification of Antibodies. Antibody Engineering. Interferences in Immunoassays. Labeling of Antibodies and Antigens. Solid-Phases in Immunoassay. Immunoassay Configurations. The Avidin-Biotin System. Radioimmunoassay. Enzyme Immunoassay. Fluorescence Immunoassays. Chemiluminescence Immunoassay. Bioluminescence Immunoassays. Nephelometric and Turbidimetric Immunoassay. Simultaneous Multianalyte Immunoassays. Noncompetitive Immunoassay for Small Molecules. Free Hormone Measurements. Automation of Immunological Assays. Thin Film Immunoassays. Immunoblotting Techniques. Development of In-House Immunological Assays.

Details

No. of pages:
579
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1996
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080534503
Print ISBN:
9780122147302

About the editors

Eleftherios Diamandis

Affiliations and Expertise

Mount Sinai Hospital and University of Toronto, Canada

Theodore Christopoulos

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Reviews

Immunoassays are among the most powerful and sensitive technologies now available for patient diagnosis and monitoring. This book is an indispensable guide to information on the theory and practice of immunoassays. It discusses the scientific basis of these technologies in a logical, organized, and heuristic manner and provides protocols for specific assays. The contents of this unique book are balanced among theory, practical issues, quality control, automation, and subspecialty areas, making it ideal for health science students, laboratory scientists, and clinicians.