Immunochemistry in Clinical Laboratory Medicine

Proceedings of a symposium held at the University of Lancaster, March, 1978

  • Editors
  • A. Milford Ward
  • J. T. Whicher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Methods and Problems in Immunochemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pamela G. Riches
      Pages 3-15
    3. P. A. E. White, R. Strong
      Pages 23-33
    4. A. C. Munro
      Pages 35-49
    5. R. S. Wainwright, J. R. Doggart, D. W. Neill
      Pages 63-73
    6. D. M. Browning
      Pages 75-81
  3. Specific Proteins in Laboratory Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. R. S. H. Pumphrey
      Pages 85-97
    3. P. D. J. Holt
      Pages 99-113
    4. J. Kohn
      Pages 115-126
    5. A. Jacobs
      Pages 127-133
    6. Linda Smith
      Pages 135-148
    7. J. T. Whicher
      Pages 149-163
    8. D. J. H. Brock
      Pages 165-176
    9. J. Kohn
      Pages 177-182
    10. A. Milford Ward
      Pages 183-195
  4. Immunochemistry of Other Body Fluids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. J. Hardwicke
      Pages 219-227
    3. E. J. Thompson
      Pages 229-236
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 237-247

About this book


The rapid growth of specific protein estimations in the clinical laboratory over the last 10 years has been due to advances both in methodology and in the understanding of the role of the various plasma proteins in health and disease. This expansion has been made possible by the development of both gel phase and fluid phase techniques for the estimation of proteins and the ready availability of antisera to individual plasma proteins. The specificity of the immunological reaction has allowed the more precise identification and estimation of individual plasma proteins than was possible with dye binding or other chemical techniques, but at the same time these methods have introduced other possible errors and pitfalls. Advances in understanding of the structure and function of various plasma proteins has pointed the way to new clinical applications of plasma protein estimation in the diagnosis and monitoring of disease. The Symposium, of which these are the proceedings, was planned to bring together a number of experts in the field to discuss the available methods and their clinical application.


blood chemistry clinical application development diagnosis growth health immunoglobulin lung monitoring protein proteins quality quality control standardization

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-6593-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6591-4
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