Essentials of Immunology and Serology

Essentials of Immunology and Serology

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Anyone pursuing a career in the medical laboratory will want to have this comprehensive, yet straightforward, text. Essentials of Immunology and Serology doesn't just study the components of the immune system, it covers the way in which these components combine to generate the immune response and how these responses relate to infectious diseases, autoimmunity, tumors, hypersensitivity and transplantation. Covers the application and interpretation of a wide array of medical test kits, unlike other texts that focus only on one outdated procedure. An ideal resource for users pursuing medical lab careers that meets the immunology guidelines of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Key Words: immonology, serology, laboratory, immune system, autoimmunity, clinical pathology,
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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 213.36 x 274.32 x 22.86mm | 1,133.98g
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • 076681064X
  • 9780766810648

Table of contents

Section I: Functions of the Immune System and Immunity. Chapter 1: An Overview of the Immune System. Chapter 2: Antigens and Antigen Recognition. Chapter 3: Antibodies. Chapter 4: Cells and Tissues of Innate Immunity. Chapter 5: B Cells. Chapter 6: The Major Histocompatibility Complex, Antigen Processing, and Antigen Presentation. Chapter 7: T Cells. Chapter 8: Complement. Chapter 9: Orchestration of Host Defenses in Response to Infection. Section II: Laboratory Procedures. Chapter 10: Instrumentation. Chapter 11: Indicator Levels. Chapter 12: Precipitation. Chapter 13: Electrophoresis. Chapter 14: Agglutination. Chapter 15: Molecular Diagnostic Technology. Section III: Diseases and Disorders. Chapter 16: Bacterial Infections in Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Chapter 17: Upper Respiratory Tract Bacterial Infections. Chapter 18: Bacterial Infections: Tick Borne, Enteric, and Zoonotic. Chapter 19: Hepatitis. Chapter 20: Measels, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella. Chapter 21: Viruses III. Chapter 22: Retroviral Infections. Chapter 23: Fungal Infections. Chapter 24: Parasitic Infections. Chapter 25: Autoimmune Disorders. Chapter 26: Tumor Immunology. Chapter 27: Immonudeficiency Disorders. Chapter 28: Hypersensitivity. Appendix A: Laboratory Biosafety. Appendix B: DNA and RNA Viruses. Appendix C: Textbook References. Appendix D: Immunology References. Appendix E: Vaccine References. Appendix F: Laboratory Technique References. Appendix G: List of Journals. Appendix H: List of Web Sites. Appendix I: Conferences. Glossary. Index.
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