Immunology and Serology in Laboratory Medicine - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 5th Edition
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Immunology and Serology in Laboratory Medicine - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 5th Edition


The 5th edition of this classic text sets the standard for comprehensive coverage of immunology. Building from a solid foundation of knowledge and skills, trusted author Mary Louise Turgeon takes you from basic immunologic mechanisms and serologic concepts to the theory behind the procedures you’ll perform in the lab. Immunology & Serology in Laboratory Medicine, Fifth Edition is the go-to resource for everything from mastering automated techniques to understanding immunoassay instrumentation and disorders of infectious and immunologic origin. Packed with learning objectives, review questions, step-by-step procedures, and case studies, this text is your key to succeeding in today’s modern laboratory environment.

    • Full-color, six-page insert of photomicrographs provide a better picture of what you’ll see in the laboratory.
    • Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter offer a measurable outcome you can achieve by completing the material.
    • Chapter highlights at the end of each chapter provide a summary of the most important information covered in each chapter.
    • Review questions at the end of each chapter are tied to learning objectives further enhance your understanding.
    • Case studies challenge you to apply your knowledge and help strengthen your critical thinking skills.
    • Glossary at the end of the book provides quick access to key terms and definitions.
      • NEW! Expanded chapter on Vaccines as the importance of vaccines continues to become more evident.
      • NEW! Updated chapter on Molecular 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.

      Part I: Basic Immunologic Mechanisms

        • 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

        Part II: The Theory of Immunologic and Serologic Procedures

        • Safety in the Immunology-Serology Laboratory

        • Quality Assurance and Quality Control

        • Basic Serologic Laboratory Techniques

        • Point-of-Care Testing

        • Agglutination Methods

        • Electrophoresis Techniques

        • Labeling Techniques in Immunoassay

        • Automated Procedures

        • Molecular Techniques

        Part III: Immunologic Manifestations of Infectious Disease

        • The Immune Response in Infectious Disease

        • A Primer on Vaccines

        • Streptococcal Infections

        • Syphilis

        • Vector-Borne Diseases

        • Toxoplasmosis

        • Cytomegalovirus

        • Infectious Mononucleosis

        • Viral Hepatitis

        • Rubella Infection

        • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

        Part IV: Immunologically and Serologically Related Disorders

        • Hypersensitivity Reactions

        • Immunoproliferative Disorders

        • Autoimmune Disorders

        • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

        • Rheumatoid Arthritis

        • Solid Organ Transplantation

        • Bone Marrow Transplantation

        • Tumor Immunology


        Appendix A. Answers to Case Study Questions

        Appendix B. Answers to Review Questions

        Appendix C. Representative Diagnostic Assays in Medical Laboratory Immunology


        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


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