Antibody and Antigen Interaction

  • Rowa Yousef Alhabbab
Part of the Techniques in Life Science and Biomedicine for the Non-Expert book series (TLSBNE)


Most immune assays depend on the interaction between antigens and their specific antibodies. Because of the specificity of the reaction, the interaction between antigens and antibodies is highly utilized to identify either the antigens or the antibodies of interest. In this chapter, the characteristics of antigens, antibodies, and their interactions are described. Moreover, a description of the different and most commonly used dilution methods for serological testing, in addition to general safety rules for working in clinical laboratories, are explored.


Antigen Immunogen Antibody Serotyping Precipitation Agglutination Affinity Avidity Dilution Safety 


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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