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Basic Serological Testing

  • Rowa Yousef Alhabbab

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  17. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

serology testing immunology laboratory antibody antigen

Authors and affiliations

  • Rowa Yousef Alhabbab
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Applied Medical Sciences and Infectious Disease UnitKing Fahad Centre for Medical Research, King Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77694-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-77693-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-77694-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2367-1114
  • Series Online ISSN 2367-1122
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