The 5th edition of this classic text sets the standard for comprehensive coverage of immunology. Building from a solid foundation of knowledge and skills, trusted author Mary Louise Turgeon takes you from basic immunologic mechanisms and serologic concepts to the theory behind the procedures you'll perform in the lab. Immunology & Serology in Laboratory Medicine, Fifth Edition is the go-to resource for everything from mastering automated techniques to understanding immunoassay instrumentation and disorders of infectious and immunologic origin. Packed with learning objectives, review questions, step-by-step procedures, and case studies, this text is your key to succeeding in today's modern laboratory environment.
Full-color, six-page insert of photomicrographs
provide a better picture of what you'll see in the laboratory.
Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter offer a measurable outcome you can achieve by completing the material.
Chapter highlights at the end of each chapter provide a summary of the most important information covered in each chapter.
Review questions at the end of each chapter are tied to learning objectives further enhance your understanding.
Case studies challenge you to apply your knowledge and help strengthen your critical thinking skills.
Glossary at the end of the book provides quick access to key terms and definitions.
New to this Edition
NEW! Expanded chapter on Vaccines
as the importance of vaccines continues to become more evident.
NEW! Updated chapter onMolecular Techniques incorporates the newest technology specific to immunology.
NEW!Key terms at the beginning of each chapter help you learn the important vocabulary in immunology.
NEW! Case studies with added multiple-choice questions in addition to critical thinking questions will help you apply your knowledge and develop critical-thinking skills.
Cells and Cellular Activities of the Immune System: Granulocytes and Mononuclear Cells
Cells and Cellular Activities of the Immune System: Lymphocytes and Plasma Cells
Soluble Mediators of the Immune System
Part II: The Theory of Immunologic and Serologic Procedures
Safety in the Immunology-Serology Laboratory
Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Basic Serologic Laboratory Techniques
Labeling Techniques in Immunoassay
Part III: Immunologic Manifestations of Infectious Disease
The Immune Response in Infectious Disease
A Primer on Vaccines
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Part IV: Immunologically and Serologically Related Disorders
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Solid Organ Transplantation
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Appendix A. Answers to Case Study Questions
Appendix B. Answers to Review Questions
Appendix C. Representative Diagnostic Assays in Medical Laboratory Immunology
By Mary Louise Turgeon, EdD, MLS(ASCP)CM, Clinical Laboratory Education Consultant, Mary L. Turgeon & Associates, Boston, MA, and St. Petersburg, FL; Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Tufts University, Boston, MA; Adjunct Professor, Northeastern University, College of Professional Studies, Boston, MA; Professor, South University, Physician Assistant Program, Tampa, FL