Clinical Immunology and Serology: A Laboratory Perspective
OverviewThis title is completely updated to include new information about the immune system and new treatments for immunological diseases! This practical introduction to clinical immunology covers all of the essential theoretical principles and the serology techniques most commonly used in the laboratory. Structured into easy-to-read, student-friendly sections, the 3rd edition focuses on the direct application of theory to clinical laboratory practice. The pedagogical structure for each chapter includes: chapter outlines; key terms; objectives; multiple-choice review questions with answer keys case studies; and, chapter summaries. Case studies make topics more relevant and help to explain the 'big picture'. Each chapter is a complete learning module that contains theoretic principles, illustrations, definitions of relevant terminology, procedures for simulated clinical testing, and questions and case studies that help to evaluate learning. There is an insert that features full-color slides that visually demonstrate what to expect in the lab and show the relationship between immunology and hematology. Updated references and additional lab exercises reflect changes in immunology and serology. Lab exercises are designed to illustrate and reinforce principles discussed in the chapters.