Clinical Immunology and Serology: A Laboratory Perspective / Edition 2

Clinical Immunology and Serology: A Laboratory Perspective / Edition 2

by Christine Stevens
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803610955

ISBN-13: 9780803610958

Pub. Date: 06/28/2003

Publisher: F. A. Davis Company

The 2nd Edition continues to provide a practical introduction to clinical immunology, covering essential theoretical principles along with serology techniques most commonly used in the lab. Now with case studies added, each chapter is a concentrated learning exercise, first presenting theory and then detailing procedures for simulated clinical testing. The instructive…  See more details below

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The 2nd Edition continues to provide a practical introduction to clinical immunology, covering essential theoretical principles along with serology techniques most commonly used in the lab. Now with case studies added, each chapter is a concentrated learning exercise, first presenting theory and then detailing procedures for simulated clinical testing. The instructive illustrations and practical laboratory exercises have also been updated and visually enhanced with the addition of color. "Case studies and review questions are excellent." -- Michele G. Harms, MS, MT(ASCP), WCA Hospital, Jamestown, New York "Use of red and black inks helps with emphasis and organization. Addition of chapter on molecular bio is a great improvement! Case studies with most chapters are a nice feature; review questions, chapter objectives and chapter summaries are helpful (and necessary). Updated and revised chapters also a plus. Addition of color plates nice too!" -- Brenda Kile, MA, MT(ASCP), CLS, York Hospital, York, Pennsylvania "This text is an excellent resource for clinical laboratory science students. It is brief and practical, which makes it a helpful supplement to my main text that covers immunology theory." -- Michelle Fahs, MT(ASCP), CLS(NCA), St. John's Mercy School of CLS, St. Louis, Missouri "Logically presented. Nicely organized. The learning objectives are clear. The diagrams, graphs, and tables throughout the text are illuminating and serve as valuable instructional aids. The author has performed an admirable job of presenting the subjective matter in a concise, down-to-earth manner. Primarily intended for medical laboratory students, it will be a precious addition to the reference book collection for clinical laboratories of any discipline or specialty. " -- Canadian Journal of Medical Laboratory Science 66:2004

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803610958
Publisher:
F. A. Davis Company
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Historical Concepts and Introduction to Serologic Testing2
Ch. 2Natural Immunity9
Ch. 3The Lymphoid System24
Ch. 4Nature of Antigens and the Major Histocompatibility Complex45
Ch. 5Antibody Structure and Function59
Ch. 6Cytokines77
Ch. 7Complement92
Ch. 8Safety and Specimen Preparation114
Ch. 9Precipitation Reactions128
Ch. 10Agglutination142
Ch. 11Labeled Immunoassays156
Ch. 12Molecular Biology Techniques173
Ch. 13Hypersensitivity192
Ch. 14Autoimmunity212
Ch. 15Immunoproliferative Diseases235
Ch. 16Immunodeficiency Diseases248
Ch. 17Transplantation Immunology262
Ch. 18Tumor Immunology278
Ch. 19Spirochete Diseases294
Ch. 20Streptococcal Serology313
Ch. 21Serology of Viral Infections324
Ch. 22HIV Serology346
Ch. 23Miscellaneous Serology370
Glossary387
Answers397
Index405

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