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

Overview

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

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

Part 1: Nature of the Immune System
1. Historical Concepts and Introduction to Serological Testing
2. Natural Immunity
3. The Lymphoid System
4. Nature of Antigens and the MHC Complex
5. Antibody Structure and Function
6. Cell-Mediated Immunity
7. Complement

Part 2: Basic Immunologic Procedures
8. Precipitation Reactions
9. Agglutination
10. Labeled Immunoassays

Part 3: Immune Disorders
11. Hypersensitivity
12. Autoimmunity
13. Transplantation and Tumor Immunology
14. Immunoproliferative and Immunodeficiency Diseases

Part 4: Serological Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases
15. Spirochete Diseases
16. Streptococcal Serology
17. Serology of Viral Infections
18. HIV Serology
19. Serodiagnosis of Fungal Infections
20. Immunology of Parasitic Infections
Glossary
Index

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