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Serodiagnosis of the Infectious Diseases : Mycoplasma Pneumoniae :  Mycoplasma Pneumoniae - Nevio Cimolai

Serodiagnosis of the Infectious Diseases : Mycoplasma Pneumoniae

Mycoplasma Pneumoniae

Hardcover Published: June 2010
ISBN: 9780792385684
Number Of Pages: 117

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Among the several modes of diagnostic testing for infections, serological (i.e. antibody determination) studies are still heavily used. Serodiagnosis of the Infectious Diseases examines this topic in a contemporary context, and in so doing utilizes serodiagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection as the study model. Major serological methods are reviewed, as is the chronological development of serodiagnosis for this infection. There are many important parallels which are applicable to the serodiagnosis of any infectious disease, and history reminds us of how these commonalities need to be reviewed, whether for existing, emerging or newly discovered infectious diseases. Serodiagnosis of the Infectious Diseases is a valuable introduction for infectious disease specialists, bacteriology experts, diagnostic laboratorians and medical students, and technologists taking the microbiology diagnostic methods course.

Foreword
An Abbreviated Clinical Primer
Historical Aspects
Heterophil Antibody
Antigenic Relationships
Immunofluorescence
Complement Fixation
Inhibitory Antibody
Particle Agglutination
Counterimmunoelectrophoresis
Radioimmunoassay
Enzyme-linked Immunoassay (Conventional Solid Phase)
Immunoblotting
Humoral or Cell-Mediated Immunodiagnostics
What Is Rapid Diagnosis?
Polymerase Chain Reaction: Immunodiagnostic Foe or Necessary Complement?
Cost and Benefit
Epilogue
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780792385684
ISBN-10: 0792385683
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 117
Published: June 2010
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 0.97
Weight (kg): 0.36

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