If you're looking to succeed in today's modern laboratory environment, then you need the insightful guidance found in Immunology & Serology in Laboratory Medicine, 6th Edition. Continuing to set the standard for comprehensive coverage of immunology, this must-have resource covers everything from mastering automated techniques to understanding immunoassay instrumentation and disorders of infectious and immunologic origin. As with previous editions, trusted author, teacher and former university program director, Mary Louise Turgeon helps you build a solid foundation of knowledge and skills by taking you from basic immunologic mechanisms and serologic concepts to the theory behind the procedures you will encounter in the lab. And now with a new full-color design, additional case studies, wealth of content updates, and new features, there's never been more reason to rely on Turgeon to stretch your critical thinking skills and fully prepare for success in the clinical lab.
Comprehensive immunology coverage features the latest illustrations, photographs and summary tables to help clarify various concepts and information visually.
Emphasis on critical thinking utilizes case studies to challenge readers to apply their knowledge to practice.
Procedural protocols move readers from immunology theory to practical aspects of the clinical lab.
Chapter highlights and review questions at the end of each chapter offer opportunities for review and self-assessment.
Learning objectives and key terms at the beginning of each chapter outline the important vocabulary, information, and concepts found in the chapter.
Glossary at the end of the book provides a quick reference to key terms and definitions.
NEW! Full color diagrams and micrographs increases comprehension and gives readers a much better sense of what they will encounter in the lab.
NEW! Updated content on vaccines, tumor immunology, transplant rejection, immunotherapies, instrumentation for molecular diagnosis, the immune response, and more ensures readers are prepared for immunology in today's clinical lab.
NEW! Additional case studies allow readers to apply knowledge to real world situations and stretch their critical thinking skills.
NEW! Reformatted chapter review questions reflect the multiple choice styles encountered on exams.
Part I: Basic Immunologic Mechanisms 1. An Overview of Immunology 2. Antigens and Antibodies 3. Cells and Cellular Activities of the Immune System: Granulocytes and Mononuclear Cells 4. Cells and Cellular Activities of the Immune System: Lymphocytes and Plasma Cells 5. Soluble Mediators of the Immune System Part II: The Theory of Immunologic and Serologic Procedures 6. Safety in the Immunology-Serology Laboratory 7. Quality Assurance and Quality Control 8. Basic Serologic Laboratory Techniques 9. Rapid Testing 10. Precipitation and Agglutination 11. Electrophoresis Techniques 12. Labeling Techniques in Immunoassay 13. Flow Cytometry 14. Molecular Laboratory Techniques Part III: Immunologic Manifestations of Infectious Diseases 15. Infectious Diseases: Traditional and Alternate Diagnostic Techniques 16. Streptococcal Infections 17. Syphilis 18. Vector-Borne Diseases 19. Toxoplasmosis 20. Cytomegalovirus 21. Infectious Mononucleosis 22. Viral Hepatitis 23. Rubella and Rubeola Infections 24. Primary and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes Part IV: Immune Disorders 25. Hypersensitivity Reactions 26. Immunoproliferative Disorders 27. Tolerance, Autoimmunity and Autoimmune Diseases 28. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 29. Rheumatoid Arthritis Part 5: Transplantation and Tumor Immunology 30. Transplantation: HLA, Solid Organ & Hematopoietic Stem Cells 31. Tumor Immunology and Up-to-Date Applications of Next Generation Sequencing Part 6: Vaccines 32. Vaccines Appendices Appendix A: Answers to Case Study Multiple Choice Questions Appendix B: Answers to Review Questions Appendix C: Representative Diagnostic Assays in Medical Laboratory Immunology Glossary