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Pitfalls in the performance and interpretation of Clinical Immunology tests
  1. Robert J Lock (robert.lock{at}nbt.nhs.uk)
  1. Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust, United Kingdom
    1. Paul F Virgo (paul.virgo{at}nbt.nhs.uk)
    1. Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust, United Kingdom
      1. David Joseph Unsworth (joe.unsworth{at}nbt.nhs.uk)
      1. Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust, United Kingdom

        Abstract

        We present a broad overview, with examples, of the potential pitfalls encountered in the clinical immunology laboratory. Illustrative examples and cases are provided from autoimmunity, immunochemistry and cellular immunology, looking both at technical and interpretative pitfalls.

        • autoantibody
        • cellular immunology
        • immunochemistry
        • pitfalls

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