Immunologic techniques in the clinical microbiology laboratory

Amy L. Peace-Brewer, David Craft, John L. Schmitz

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Abstract

Immunology has a crucial role in microbiology. This is evident in that antibody is a key component of the test methods used to diagnose infectious disease. Antibody is used to detect pathogens with techniques such as latex agglutination, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and immunofluorescent antibody test. In addition, antibody may be quantitated and identified to determine approximate time of exposure to a particular pathogen. An understanding of the basic assays used in microbiology, as well as their strengths and weaknesses, is important for the microbiologist or immunologist.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-29
Number of pages6
JournalLaboratory Medicine
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

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Immunologic Techniques
Microbiology
Antibodies
Pathogens
Assays
Immunology
Immunosorbents
Agglutination
Latex
Allergy and Immunology
Communicable Diseases
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Enzymes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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Peace-Brewer, Amy L. ; Craft, David ; Schmitz, John L. / Immunologic techniques in the clinical microbiology laboratory. In: Laboratory Medicine. 2000 ; Vol. 31, No. 1. pp. 24-29.
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In: Laboratory Medicine, Vol. 31, No. 1, 01.01.2000, p. 24-29.

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