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Clinical Immunology and Serology: A Laboratory Perspective (Clinical Immunology and Serology (Stevens)) [Paperback]

Christine Dorresteyn Stevens EdD MLS(ASCP)
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Book Description

August 31, 2009 080361814X 978-0803618145 3

I love the way the book is organized.”—Wendy Miller, MS, CLS(NSA), MT(ASCP)SI

“I enthusiastically support the author’s approach…I think this is a very valuable text…”—Stephen M. Johnson, MS, MT (ASCP)

Completely updated to include new information about the immune system and new treatments for immunological diseases! This practical introduction to clinical immunology covers all of the essential theoretical principles and the serology techniques most commonly used in the laboratory. Structured into easy-to-read, student-friendly sections, the 3rd Edition focuses on the direct application of theory to clinical laboratory practice.

With questions by Maribeth L. Flaws, Ph.D., SM(ASCP)SI, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois and Christine Dorresteyn Stevens, EdD, MT(ASCP), Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina


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Product Details

  • Series: Clinical Immunology and Serology (Stevens)
  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis Company; 3 edition (August 31, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080361814X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803618145
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,199 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Meh December 19, 2006
Format:Paperback
The book is good in that it explains certain basic immunological techniques quite well in a descriptive sense (at least at the molecular leve), however graphically many things are left to be desired. Many topics like explaining detailed immunofluorescent or protein immunology, etc are woefully inadequate for any practical use. The first third of the book explaining immunological processes is hopeless and best left to a dedicated immunology textbook like Janeway or Abbas.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Clear as mud. February 11, 2006
Format:Paperback
This book couldn't decide what it wanted to be. There were sections that were very detailed and not clearly explained. On the other hand, there were sections that were lacking significant explanation and contained so little detail that it was impossible to understand.

Also, if I had to read 'close proximity' one more time, I would have screamed. Someone should explain to the author AND THE EDITOR that this is redundant. I circled those words MULTIPLE times. Reading such a poorly written book made me wonder what else was poorly described and possible incorrect.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clinical Immunology & Serology. August 16, 2011
Format:Paperback
I just LOVE this book. I can read it over and over. Great! I read other feedbacks. This is not a true. You should first study Physiology, Anatomy,Mictobiology, Coagulation,Hematology. Also , I have completed Pharmacology befor Immunology. People, you cannot just go in the class and study everything without any knowelege. This book is written WELL! Short chapters and VERY compact!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Immunology book March 30, 2013
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I needed this book for my MLT immunology class. It is a good resource but very scientificly wordy. There is a lot of information aimed at a higher level of education than the program that I was taking. Lots of things to look forward to as I progress in my understanding of immunological things.
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4.0 out of 5 stars This book was very helpful. March 11, 2014
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Clinical Immunology and Serology is very helpful and explanatory. I am very happy with the content of the book and it has made understanding Immunology easier.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful! February 12, 2014
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I am currently taking Clinical Immunology for Histology and this book goes great as a reference to the class notes! Highly recommend!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Need for school... July 16, 2013
By Monique
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What can be said? It's concise and exactly what the doctor (or professor, LOL) ordered. It serves the purpose and is soft cover to make it lighter on my load. Plenty of good examples and explanations.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good enough February 24, 2013
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Its just OK... This book helps me study but is not organized nicely, especially with bold info. I find it easier to look terms up online for clarification than to read the roundabout mess in the book. It saves me a lot of time when making my study guides to 1' use the web and 2' use the book. Sometimes the diagrams explain things better than an entire page. I wish my teacher picked a better book, bottom line.

Most texts books I read through each chapter. I tried that with this book and I felt like I accomplished little. The way the book is worded leaves a lot to be desired.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Required book
The book is required for my class and it goes along well with my teacher's powerpoints. Of course, there's a lot more details in the book compared to the powerpoints as always.
Published 8 months ago by Huyen
5.0 out of 5 stars Clinical Immunology and Serology: A Laboratory Perspective...
I needed this book for a class I was taking. It was exactly what I needed! Came when it said it would!
Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Needed it for School
This book is very technical and somewhat hard to understand but I needed it for class. My teacher also did not like this book and is no longer going to use this one because it is... Read more
Published 19 months ago by kim
4.0 out of 5 stars Good review
The book's layout of the information is very informative, yet easy to read and understand. Very good CLS textbook. Read more
Published 21 months ago by rbw741
3.0 out of 5 stars Right on
This 1 came on time, but a little disappointing with the condition of the book. Hey, it's a used book though, so overall.....I'm satisfied. Thanks again & keep up the good work!
Published 22 months ago by Happy Dayz
5.0 out of 5 stars For my sister
I bought this for my sister who is going to school and paid MUCH less than the price of the college bookstore. Read more
Published on August 25, 2011 by Emily G
5.0 out of 5 stars Text books
Received my text book in record time - barely a week went by from when I ordered to when the book was on my doorstep. Thanks so much for the great service!
Published on April 26, 2011 by scifigirl1973
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