Clinical Immunology and Serology: A Laboratory Perspective / Edition 3

Clinical Immunology and Serology: A Laboratory Perspective / Edition 3

by Christine Dorresteyn Stevens
     
 

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ISBN-10: 080361814X

ISBN-13: 9780803618145

Pub. Date: 08/31/2009

Publisher: F. A. Davis Company

I love the way the book is organized.”—Wendy Miller, MS, CLS(NSA), MT(ASCP)SI

“I enthusiastically support the author’s approach…I think this is a very valuable text…”—Stephen M. Johnson, MS, MT (ASCP)

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I love the way the book is organized.”—Wendy Miller, MS, CLS(NSA), MT(ASCP)SI

“I enthusiastically support the author’s approach…I think this is a very valuable text…”—Stephen M. Johnson, MS, MT (ASCP)

Completely updated to include new information about the immune system and new treatments for immunological diseases! This practical introduction to clinical immunology covers all of the essential theoretical principles and the serology techniques most commonly used in the laboratory. Structured into easy-to-read, student-friendly sections, the 3rd Edition focuses on the direct application of theory to clinical laboratory practice.

With questions by Maribeth L. Flaws, Ph.D., SM(ASCP)SI, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois and Christine Dorresteyn Stevens, EdD, MT(ASCP), Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803618145
Publisher:
F. A. Davis Company
Publication date:
08/31/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
137,703
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

  1. I. Nature Of The Immune System
    1. Introduction and Natural Immunity
    2. Lymphoid System
    3. Nature of Antigens and Major Histocompatibility Complex
    4. Antibody Structure and Function
    5. Cytokines
    6. Complement System



  2. II. Basic Immunological Procedures
    1. Safety and Specimen Preparation
    2. Precipitation Reactions
    3. Agglutination
    4. Labeled Immunoassays
    5. Molecular Techniques
    6. Flow Cytometry and Laboratory Automation



  3. III. Immune Disorders.
    1. Hypersensitivity
    2. Autoimmunity
    3. Immunoproliferative Diseases
    4. Immunodeficiency Disease
    5. Transplantation Immunology
    6. Tumor Immunology



  4. IV. Serological Diagnosis Of Infectious Disease.
    1. Serologic and Molecular Detection of Bacterial Infections
    2. Serology of Parasitic and Fungal Infections
    3. Spirochete Diseases
    4. Serology and Molecular Detection of Viral Infections
    5. Laboratory Diagnosis of HIV Infection




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