This book provides detailed and specific information on the theoretical concepts in immunology that are applicable to the laboratory sciences, underlying theories of procedures that are applicable to specific disorders, and selected disorders that are relevant to clinical laboratory science. The 3rd edition is a comprehensive, readable, student-friendly text featuring revised content and new, up-to-date information. The first two sections of the book provide foundation knowledge and skills that progress from basic immunologic mechanisms and serologic concepts, to the theory of laboratory procedures such as automated techniques. The final two sections emphasize medical applications that are relevant to clinical laboratory science, addressing representative disorders of infectious and immunologic origin as well as topics such as transplantation and tumor immunology. Each chapter begins with an outline and learning objectives, ending with a summary, review questions, and a bibliography. Most chapters also contain case studies and procedures that challenge readers to apply their knowledge to real-life situations. Instructor resources are available to qualified adopters; contact your sales representative for more information. Step-by-step procedures throughout the book combine both the immunological theories presented in the text with real-life laboratory tests. Comprehensive coverage presents the range of issues students need to learn in immunology and serology, also serving as an effective bench reference for practitioners. Various features such as the Chapter Outline, Learning Objectives, Procedures, Case Studies, Chapter Highlights, Review Questions, and Bibliography reinforce the most important points in each chapter and make information more memorable, eliminating the need for a separate study guide or lab manual. A vibrant two-color design enhances the text, illustrations, tables, and boxes to highlight important features. A glossary in the back of the book gives students convenient reference to succinct, accurate definitions of important words. New chapters Molecular Techniques (Chapter 11), Bone Marrow Transplantation (Chapter 29), and Tumor Immunology (Chapter 30) provide cutting-edge information to make the book more complete. New content covers the latest safety information, the newest diagnostic methods and therapeutics for AIDS, up-to-date information on understanding vaccines, inclusion of Apoptosis in the cell cycle, updated lymphocyte membrane characteristics, and a revised list of cytokines with immunologic functions. The chapter on Tick-Borne Diseases (Chapter 16) has been expanded to include Borreliosis and Ehrlichiosis in addition to new information on Lyme Disease. The chapter on The Cells and Cellular Activities of the Immune System: Lymphocytes and Plasma Cells (Chapter 4) has been revised to include T-Lymphocyte Membrane Markers. 20 new real-life clinical case studies have been added throughout the text. This edition provides over 425 new review questions, plus a new Test Your Immunology Vocabulary appendix that also contains 84 test questions. All of the line drawings have been redrawn in two-color to give the art a fresh, modern appearance.Mary Louise Turgeon EdD MLS(ASCP)CM is the author of 'Immunology & Serology in Laboratory Medicine, 3e (Immunology & Serology in Laboratory Medicine ( Turgeon))', published 2003 under ISBN 9780323023719 and ISBN 0323023711.