Introduction to Immunodiagnostics

by Peter Delves, PhD

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    00:01 Immunodiagnostics are used to assess patients with suspected immunological conditions.

    00:07 Clinical situations in which immune system components are assessed include infection, where we use the term seroconversion to describe a situation where antibodies are produced against specific pathogens.

    00:23 So the presence of an antibody against a particular bacterium or virus will indicate that that person is seroconverted.

    00:31 We measure immunological parameters in immunodeficiency that can be quantitative measurements or qualitative measurements.

    00:41 In allergy, sensitization to allergens is measured.

    00:46 In autoimmune disease, autoantibodies and T-cell autoreactivity can be measured.

    00:53 And finally in transplantation, HLA matching takes place.

    00:58 This was covered in the transplantation lecture.

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    The lecture Introduction to Immunodiagnostics by Peter Delves, PhD is from the course Immunodiagnostics.

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    1. The development of antibodies against a specific pathogen.
    2. The process of plasmapheresis.
    3. The transfer of specific antibodies into an individual.
    4. The activation of complement.
    5. The class switching of antibodies.
    1. Autoimmunity - B cell autoreactivity
    2. Infection - seroconversion
    3. Immunodeficiency - qualitative and quantitative measurements
    4. Transplantation - HLA matching
    5. Allergens - sensitization

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     Peter Delves, PhD

    Peter Delves, PhD

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