Techniques in Life Science and Biomedicine for the Non-Expert

Basic Serological Testing

Authors: Alhabbab, Rowa Yousef

  • Each chapter contains study questions and learning objectives
    Easy-to-follow directions for the novice user
    Contains numerous helpful illustrations

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About this book

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.

About the authors

Rowa Yousef AlhabbabInfectious Disease UnitFaculty of Applied Medical SciencesKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddah, Saudi Arabia

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Immune System

    Alhabbab, Rowa Yousef

    Pages 1-13

  • Antibody and Antigen Interaction

    Alhabbab, Rowa Yousef

    Pages 15-22

  • Precipitation and Agglutination Reactions

    Alhabbab, Rowa Yousef

    Pages 23-30

  • Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) Test

    Alhabbab, Rowa Yousef

    Pages 31-34

  • Treponema pallidum Hemagglutination (TPHA) Test

    Alhabbab, Rowa Yousef

    Pages 35-39

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77694-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77693-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Basic Serological Testing
Authors
Series Title
Techniques in Life Science and Biomedicine for the Non-Expert
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77694-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77694-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77693-4
Series ISSN
2367-1114
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 139
Number of Illustrations and Tables
51 illustrations in colour
Topics