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- The Major Immune Cells and their Basic Roles
- Overview of Immune Cell Formation (Hematopoiesis)
- Formation of Immune Cells
- Immune Cells Seen in the Peripheral Blood
- Immune Cells Seen in a Blood Smear
- Immune Cells Not Generally Seen in the Peripheral Blood
- Immune Cells Seldom or Never Seen in Blood Smear
- Match the following description with the corresponding cell.
- Two Major Categories of Immunity: Innate Immunity and Adaptive Immunity
- Description of Innate and Adaptive Immunity
- Innate Immunity
- Components of Innate Immune System
- Match the following term with the correct role or definition.
- NK Cells
- Toll-like Receptors
- The following are all functions of Natural Killer Cells (NK Cells) except:
- The "a" or anaphylatoxin components of complement protein cleavage are responsible for:
- Toll-like Receptors (TLRs) recognize:
- Adaptive Immunity: B Cells
- Adaptive Immunity: T Cells
- T Lymphocytes and T Lymphocyte Receptors
- There are ______ classes of T cell receptors and ______ types of T Cells.
- MHC Antigens and the HLA Locus
- MHC Antigens: Processing and Presenting
- Match the description with the correct molecule.
- Development of T Cells
- Activation and Function of T Helper Cells (TH)
- Activation and Function of CD8 Cytotoxic T Cells
- All of the following are true about both B Cell and T Cell development except:
- Match the function with the type of T Cell.
- Application of Concepts to Laboratory Testing
- Testing For Diseases of the Immune System
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Testing for Autoimmune Disease
- The gold standard for antinuclear autoimmune testing is
- Testing for Immunodeficiencies
- Using Immune Principles as a Technique in Other Laboratory Testing
Level of Instruction: Basic
Intended Audience: Laboratory personnel involved in immunology and serology testing, including medical laboratory scientists, technicians, laboratory managers, supervisors, and laboratory directors. This course is designed to give a brief overview of basic immune processes, focusing on some of the more recently discovered concepts. Although clinical applications will be mentioned in some cases, it is intended primarily for those who wish to refresh or update their basic immunology knowledge.
Author Information: Margaret Reinhart, MS, MT(ASCP) is the MLS Program Director and Senior lecturer in Biological Sciences at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA, where she teaches hematology, clinical immunology, parasitology, and other related courses. She is also an adjunct instructor in Hematology at Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. She holds a Master's Degree in Biology and Health Care Administration.
Laurie Bjerklie, M.A., MLS(ASCP)CM is currently a Content Developer for MediaLab and LabCE. She earned a B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science from the University of North Dakota and an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from Saint Xavier University. She has over 14 years of experience in higher education and has held faculty positions in both MLT and MLS programs. She most recently served as the Program Manager of Medical Laboratory Science at Saint Louis University.
Rory Huschka, M.Ed., MT(ASCP), has over 20 years of experience as a medical technologist, technical supervisor, professor, and manager. He is the former Director of Medical Laboratory Science and Medical Laboratory Technician Programs at Brookline College. He is currently a Program Director at MediaLab, Inc. Rory holds a BS degree in Medical Technology from North Dakota State University and a Master's in Educational Leadership from Argosy University.