Completely updated, the 4th edition of this classic resource offers the current, comprehensive coverage of immunology you need to stay on the cutting-edge of clinical laboratory science. It provides a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to take you from basic immunologic mechanisms and serologic concepts to the theory behind the procedures you’ll perform in the lab, including automated techniques. It also explores the medical applications of clinical laboratory science, with information on disorders of infectious and immunologic origin, as well as topics such as transplantation and tumor immunology. Learning objectives, review questions, step-by-step procedures, and case studies help you master key concepts and prepare you to succeed in today’s modern laboratory environment.
New to this edition
NEW! Expanded chapter on Vaccines as the importance of vaccines continues to become more evident.
NEW! Updated chapter onMolecular 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.
By Mary Louise Turgeon, EdD, MLS(ASCP)CM, Clinical Laboratory Education Consultant, Mary L. Turgeon & Associates, Boston, MA, and St. Petersburg, FL; Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Tufts University, Boston, MA; Adjunct Professor, Northeastern University, College of Professional Studies, Boston, MA; Professor, South University, Physician Assistant Program, Tampa, FL
Table of Contents:
Part I: Basic Immunologic Mechanisms
Part II: The Theory of Immunologic and Serologic Procedures
Part III: Immunologic Manifestations of Infectious Disease
Part IV: Immunologically and Serologically Related Disorders
An Overview of Immunology
Antigens and Antibodies
Cells and Cellular Activities of the Immune System: Granulocytes and Mononuclear Cells
Cells and Cellular Activities of the Immune System: Lymphocytes and Plasma Cells
Soluble Mediators of the Immune System
Safety in the Immunology-Serology Laboratory
Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Basic Serologic Laboratory Techniques
Labeling Techniques in Immunoassay
The Immune Response in Infectious Disease
A Primer on Vaccines
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Solid Organ Transplantation
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Appendix A. Answers to Case Study Questions
Appendix B. Answers to Review Questions
Appendix C. Representative Diagnostic Assays in Medical Laboratory Immunology