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Author Alhabbab, Rowa Yousef, author
Title Basic serological testing / by Rowa Yousef Alhabbab
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2018
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Descript 1 online resource (xv, 139 pages) : illustrations (some color), digital ; 24 cm
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Series Techniques in life science and biomedicine for the non-expert, 2367-1114
Techniques in life science and biomedicine for the non-expert
Note Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction to the Immune System -- Antibody and antigen interaction -- Precipitation and Agglutination Reactions -- Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) Test -- Treponema pallidum heamagglutination (TPHA) Test -- Stained Brucella suspensions -- Rheumatoid Factor (RF) -- Suspension Anti-streptolysin-O (ASO/ASL) Test -- C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Latex Agglutination Test -- Complement fixation Test (CFT) -- Radioimmunoassay (RIA) -- Enzyme-immunoassay (EIAs) and Enzyme-linked immunosorbent (ELISA) -- Pregnancy Test -- Radial immunodiffusion (RID) -- Immunofixation electrophoresis (IFE) -- Immunofluorescence assay (IF)
This book discusses in detail various serological tests that are used to identify medical conditions and diseases, from a general overview of each test to the equipment and steps needed to carry them out. The book is aimed specifically at immunology students and professionals who may occasionally need to use these tests, and thus lack training and experience in performing them. The book provides a brief overview of the immune system, including antibodies, antigens, and their interactions. The bulk of the book is comprised of 16 chapters that each explain different serological tests. These chapters start with a general introduction of the test or disease being detected, followed by the test principle, reagents required for the test, procedures and steps to perform the test, and, finally, result interpretation. Both test principles and result interpretation segments include illustrations to aid comprehension. In addition, the book also enables the reader to distinguish between positive and negative results in serological testing
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Serology -- Experiments
Clinical immunology -- Experiments
Medical laboratory technology
Laboratory Medicine
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