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For undergraduate and graduate courses covering immunology in biotechnology programs, medically oriented immunology courses, and clinical laboratory technician/medical laboratory technician (CLT/MLT) and clinical laboratory science/medical technology (CLS/MT) education programs.
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A complete, up-¿to-¿date introduction to immunology, for the clinical immunology professional
Contemporary Clinical Immunology and Serology, 2nd Edition, takes students from basic vocabulary through common immunoassays to closer consideration of diseases that require immunologic methods of diagnosis. Reflecting extensive input from leading clinical immunology professionals, the text presents today’s newest professional techniques and prepares learners to apply lab data to the delivery of superior patient care. A detailed case study and critical thinking questions in each chapter get students thinking like practitioners.
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Table of contents
PART 1: THE SYSTEM AND COMPONENTS
1. Introduction to Immunology
3. Antigens, Epitopes and Immunogenicity
4. Cellular Immunity
PART 2: THE ASSAYS
6. Agglutination and Precipitation Reactions: The Unlabeled Immunoassays
7. Labeled Immunoassays
8. Serology Laboratory Math
PART 3: SEROLOGY OF NON¿INFECTIOUS CLINICAL DISORDERS
9. Hypersensitivity Reactions
10. Systemic Autoimmunity
11. Organ and Tissue Specific Autoimmunity
12. Tumor Immunology
13. Immunoproliferative Diseases
14. Immunology of Transplantation
15. Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases
PART 4: SEROLOGY OF INFECTIOUS CLINICAL DISORDERS
16. Acquired Immunodeficiency
18. Herpesviridae Family and Other Serologically Diagnosed Viruses
19. Bacterial Serology
20. Fungi and Parasites
PART 5: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELATED TO CLINICAL LABORATORY IMMUNOLOGY
21. Forensic Serology
23. Molecular Biology Techniques
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