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Handbook of Human Immunology

Roshini S. Abraham, PhD, Reviewer; James T. Li, MD, PhD, Reviewer
JAMA. 2008;300(21):2553-2554. doi:10.1001/jama.2008.726.
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In recent years, the role of the clinical immunology laboratory has gained significant momentum in the diagnosis, monitoring, and prognosis of immunological disorders. The relationship between the clinician and the laboratory has now advanced to such an extent that the laboratory is indispensable for the practice of clinical immunology, especially in the fields of immunodeficiency, infectious diseases, hematology, transplantation, and autoimmunity.

Clinicians evaluating or treating patients with immunological disorders have ready use for a readable, up-to-date resource on clinical laboratory immunology. Flow cytometry and molecular diagnostics, along with cytogenetic, cellular, and multiplexed bead assays, are now used routinely in the assessment of infection, cancer, transplantation, immunodeficiency, and immunocompetence.

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