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Basic Serological Testing

  • Each chapter contains study questions and learning objectives

  • Easy-to-follow directions for the novice user

  • Contains numerous helpful illustrations


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Rowa Yousef Alhabbab
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  3. Rowa Yousef Alhabbab
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  4. Rowa Yousef Alhabbab
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  15. Rowa Yousef Alhabbab
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  16. Rowa Yousef Alhabbab
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  17. Back Matter
    Pages 127-139

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.


serology testing immunology laboratory antibody antigen

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Applied Medical Sciences and Infectious Disease UnitKing Fahad Centre for Medical Research, King Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia

About the authors

Rowa Yousef Alhabbab
Infectious Disease Unit
Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences
King Abdulaziz University
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Basic Serological Testing
  • Authors Rowa Yousef Alhabbab
  • Series Title Techniques in Life Science and Biomedicine for the Non-Expert
  • Series Abbreviated Title Techniques in Life Science and Biomedicine for the Non-Expert
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-77693-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-08515-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-77694-1
  • Series ISSN 2367-1114
  • Series E-ISSN 2367-1122
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 139
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Laboratory Medicine
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