The perfect balance of theory and practice!Here’s the practical introduction you need to understand the essential theoretical principles of clinical immunology and the serological and molecular techniques commonly used in the laboratory. You’ll begin with an introduction to the immune system; then explore basic immunologic procedures; examine immune disorders; and study the serological and molecular diagnosis of infectious disease.
An easy-to-read, student-friendly approach emphasizes the direct application of theory to clinical laboratory practice. Each chapter is a complete learning module with learning outcomes, chapter outlines, theoretical principles, illustrations, and definitions of relevant terminology. Review questions and case studies help you assess your mastery of the material. A glossary at the end of the book puts must-know information at your fingertips.
Contents: فهرست فصول
I. Nature of the Immune System1. Introduction to Immunity and the Immune System2. Nature of Antigens and the Major Histocompatibility Complex3. Innate Immunity4. Adaptive Immunity5. Antibody Structure and Function6. . Cytokines7. Complement SystemII. Basic Immunological Procedures8. Safety and Quality Assessment9. Principles of Serological Testing10. Precipitation and Agglutination Reactions11. Immunoassays12. Molecular Diagnostic Techniques13. Flow Cytometry and Laboratory AutomationIII. Immune Disorders14. Hypersensitivity15. Autoimmunity16. Transplantation Immunology17. Tumor Immunology18. Immunoproliferative Diseases19. Immunodeficiency DiseasesIV. Serological and Molecular Diagnosis of Infectious Disease20. Serological and Molecular Detection of Bacterial Infections21. Spirochete Diseases22. Serological and Molecular Diagnosis of Parasitic and Fungal Infections23. Serology and Molecular Detection of Viral Infections24. Laboratory Diagnosis of HIV Infection25. Immunization and VaccinesGlossaryAnswer KeyReferencesIndex