Key Features

  • Full-color, six-page insert of photomicrographs provide a better picture of what you’ll see in the laboratory.
  • Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter offer a measurable outcome you can achieve by completing the material.
  • Chapter highlights at the end of each chapter provide a summary of the most important information covered in each chapter.
  • Review questions at the end of each chapter are tied to learning objectives further enhance your understanding.
  • Case studies challenge you to apply your knowledge and help strengthen your critical thinking skills.
  • Glossary at the end of the book provides quick access to key terms and definitions.

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


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