Immunology and molecular diagnostics has assumed a central place in the domain of life sciences having tremendous application in the field of diagnosis mainly based on antigen antibody interaction. Molecular diagnostics assess the biological makeup at the genetic level.

This book brings into focus those aspects of immuno-diagnostics that are particularly valuable for students who have inclination to be innovative and creative keeping their spirit alive. It provides a resource for research and students interested in learning about the techniques themselves including their capabilities and limitations. This book is an attempt to provide a consolidated account of different topics in immunology and diagnostics which are not available in other textbooks.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Immunology
Chapter 2: Cells and Organs of the Immune System
Chapter 3: Antigens and Antibody
Chapter 4: Monoclonal Antibody
Chapter 5: Applications of Monoclonal Antibody
Chapter 6: Major Histocompatibility Complex
Chapter 7: Cytokines
Chapter 8: Complement System
Chapter 9: Immunoassays
Chapter 10: Membrane Based Rapid Immunoassays
Chapter 11: Antigen-Antibody Reactions
Chapter 12: Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Chapter 13: Signal Amplification System
Chapter 14: Assay Development, Evaluation and Validation
Chapter 15: Reagent Formulation and Shelf Life Evaluation
Chapter 16: Hypersensitive Reactions
Chapter 17: Autoimmunity
Chapter 18: Immune Response to Infectious Diseases
Chapter 19: Diagnosis of Bacterial and Parasitic Infections
Chapter 20: Tumor Immunity
Chapter 21: Immune Response to Transplants
Chapter 22: Vaccines
Chapter 23: Nucleic Acid Hybridization
Chapter 24: DNA Diagnostics
Chapter 25: Non-Radioactive Hybridization Methods
Chapter 26: DNA Fingerprinting and RAPD
Chapter 27: Prenatal Diagnosis
Chapter 28: Polymerase Chain Reaction-Oligonucleotide Ligation Assay (PCR-OLA)