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.

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. A change from a seronegative to a seropositive state
    2. A change from a seropositive to a seronegative state
    3. A change from either a seropositive or seronegative state to the other
    4. A change to a seronegative state after a previous change to a seropositive state
    5. A change to a seropositive state after a previous conversion to a seronegative state
    1. Transplantation
    2. Qualitative measurement of immunodeficiency
    3. Quantitative measurement of immunodeficiency
    4. Allergy desensitization
    5. Confirmation of seroconversion

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     Peter Delves, PhD

    Peter Delves, PhD

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