Chapter 5 : Introduction

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The section on immunoglobulin methods covers the basic genetic background for immunoglobulin production, measurement of immunoglobulins, identification of monoclonal protein products by serum protein electrophoresis and immunofixation, and detection of oligoclonal bands in cerebrospinal fluid. In addition, this section covers the characterization of cryoglobulins and cryofibrinogens and an overall strategy for using all the techniques in this section to detect, stratify risks of progression of, and monitor patients with monoclonal gammopathies.

Citation: Keren D. 2016. Introduction, p 47-50. In Detrick B, Schmitz J, Hamilton R (ed), Manual of Molecular and Clinical Laboratory Immunology, Eighth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555818722.ch5
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