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Clinical Immunodiagnostics: Laboratory Principles and Practices

  • Ian C. Clift
  • ISBN-10: 1284173011
  • ISBN-13: 9781284173017
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2021 Published
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About the Product

Clinical Immunodiagnostics: Lab Principles and Practice is a forward-focused text that reimagines the usual classroom study by focusing on the theoretical principles underlying different diagnostic tests performed in the clinical lab. The text cultivates an understanding of clinical immunology, serology, and immunodiagnostics for use in the diagnostic clinical lab and discusses conceptual overlaps with blood banking (immunohematology), transfusion medicine, infectious disease, cellular phenotyping, and oncology as they pertain to immunology-based clinical diagnostics.


  • Examination of both the classical and contemporary methods used in immunodiagnostics as they are described by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and through the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (ASCLS) entry-level curriculum (ELC) documents

  • Step-by-Step Procedures provide clear and easy-to-followSTEPs to help with student learning and retention

  • Case Studies with challenging real-world scenarios assess student knowledge and aid critical-thinking skills

  • A Deeper Look box features expand upon specificChapter concepts and define important key terms

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Serological Specimen
Chapter 2: Fundamentals of the Immune System
Chapter 3: Lymphocytes in Adaptive Immunity
Chapter 4: Safety and Standards
Chapter 5: Classic Principles in Immunodiagnostics
Chapter 6: Immunoassay Design
Chapter 7: Serological and Immunodiagnostic Instrumentation and Automation
Chapter 8: Immunophenotyping
Chapter 9: Viral Serology
Chapter 10: Bacterial Serology and Immunodiagnostics
Chapter 11: Fungal and Parasitic Serology and Immunodiagnostics
Chapter 12: Blood Bank Serology and Immunotyping for Transfusion and Transplant
Chapter 13: Autoimmunity: Diseases and Testing
Chapter 14: Tumor Immunology
Chapter 15: Management, Regulation, and Clinical Translation in Immunodiagnostic Testing