Immunology & Serology in Laboratory Medicine / Edition 4

Immunology & Serology in Laboratory Medicine / Edition 4

by Mary Louise Turgeon
     
 

The 5th edition of this classictext sets the standard for comprehensive coverage of immunology. Building from a solid foundation of knowledge and skills, trusted author Mary Louise Turgeon takes you from basic immunologic mechanisms and serologic concepts to the theory behind the procedures you’ll perform in the lab. Immunology & Serology in Laboratory

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The 5th edition of this classictext sets the standard for comprehensive coverage of immunology. Building from a solid foundation of knowledge and skills, trusted author Mary Louise Turgeon takes you from basic immunologic mechanisms and serologic concepts to the theory behind the procedures you’ll perform in the lab. Immunology & Serology in Laboratory Medicine, Fifth Editionisthe go-to resource for everything from mastering automated techniques to understanding immunoassay instrumentation and disorders of infectious and immunologic origin. Packed with learning objectives, review questions, step-by-step procedures, and case studies, this text is your key to succeeding in today’s modern laboratory environment.

  • 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.

  • NEW! Expanded chapter on Vaccines as the importance of vaccines continues to become more evident.
  • NEW! Updated chapter on Molecular Techniques incorporates the newest technology specific to immunology.
  • NEW! Key terms at the beginning of each chapter help you learn the important vocabulary in immunology.
  • NEW! Case studies with added multiple-choice questions in addition to critical thinking questions will help you apply your knowledge and develop critical-thinking skills.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323043823
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
09/11/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

1An Overview of Immunology3
2Antigens and Antibodies15
3The Cells and Cellular Activities of the Imnune System Granulocytes and mononuclear cells35
4The Cells and Cellular Activities of the Immune System Lymphocytes and plasma cells59
5Soluble Mediators of the Immune System89
6Safety and Basic Techniques in the Immunology-Serology Laboratory111
7Agglutination Methods123
8Precipitation Methods131
9Electrophoresis Techniques141
10Labeling Techniques in Immunoassay151
11Automated Procedures159
12Miscellaneous Techniques165
13The Immune Response in Infectious Diseases173
14Febrile Diseases177
15Streptococcal Infections185
16Syphilis197
17Lyme Disease215
18Cytomegalovirus227
19Infectious Mononucleosis241
20Hepatitis253
21Rubella Infection275
22Toxoplasmosis287
23Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)295
24Hypersensitivity Reactions317
25Immunoproliferative Disorders327
26Autoimmune Disorders341
27Systemic Lupus Erythematosus367
28Rheumatoid Arthritis387
29Transplantation and Tumor Immunology399
App. A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome431
App. B Ehrlichiosis435
App. C Diagnostic Tests in Medical Laboratory Immunology437
App. D Immunologic Assays445
Glossary461
Index479

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