Clinical Veterinary Immunology

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This chapter reviews some basic principles of immunology and presents current methodologies used in clinical immunology laboratory. The field of clinical immunology has evolved from serological testing for the presence of antibodies to infectious agents, to a multifaceted discipline that utilizes some of the traditional techniques in addition to many newer more sensitive assay systems. Assays developed to target specific parts of the immune system enable the clinician not only to determine if a patient has normal immune responsiveness, but also to target those parts of the immune system that are suspect of inadequate function. Serology is used to determine retrospectively if a patient was infected with a particular disease agent; antibody titers continue to have importance in diagnostics. The chapter also discusses the basic concepts related to innate immunity and acquired immunity. The chapter then elaborates methods for the evaluation of immume responses to infectious agents. The chapter concludes with elaborating the concepts of laboratory diagnosis of diseases with an immunological pathogenesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages157-172
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780123704917
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

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Allergy and Immunology
immunology
immune system
Immune System
Antibodies
pathogens
Clinical Laboratory Techniques
Immune System Diseases
Adaptive Immunity
assays
disease diagnosis
antibody detection
Serology
Innate Immunity
pathogenesis
methodology
antibodies

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Gershwin, L. J. (2008). Clinical Veterinary Immunology. In Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals (pp. 157-172). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-370491-7.00006-4

Clinical Veterinary Immunology. / Gershwin, Laurel J.

Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals. Elsevier Inc., 2008. p. 157-172.

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Gershwin, LJ 2008, Clinical Veterinary Immunology. in Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals. Elsevier Inc., pp. 157-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-370491-7.00006-4
Gershwin LJ. Clinical Veterinary Immunology. In Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals. Elsevier Inc. 2008. p. 157-172 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-370491-7.00006-4
Gershwin, Laurel J. / Clinical Veterinary Immunology. Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals. Elsevier Inc., 2008. pp. 157-172
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