Immunology and Serology/Basic Knowledge

Immunology and Serology

Intended Audience

These courses are designed for medical technologists (MTs), laboratory technicians (MLTs) and medical laboratory science students seeking a review or continuing education.  Also excellent basic refreshers or continuing education opportunities for directors, managers and ​technical supervisors. 

Course Description

This course provides a basic review of immunology and the clinical applications of immunological techniques used to detect antibodies in the patient's serum performed serology.

Course Objectives

  • Discuss theory and principles of immunology.
  • Explain the principle of common laboratory procedures.
  • State laboratory methods used to diagnose immune disorders.
  • List immunological methods used to diagnose common infectious diseases. 
  • Associate common tumor markers with type of cancer.

Course Outline

Theory and Principles of Immunology
Natural Immunity
Immunogenicity and Antigens
Immune Response System/Immune Regulation
Cellular Immunology
Complement System

Immunology Practices - Laboratory Methods

Molecular Techniques
Agglutination Methods/Precipitation
Flow Cytometry

Immune Disorders

Autoimmune Disorders
Immunodeficiency Diseases
Immunoprolifererative Diseases
Hypersensitivity Reactions

Infectious Disease Immunology


Tumor Immunology and Transplant Immunology

Tumor Immunology
Transplant Immunology



Basic Knowledge

General Operations Knowledge Computer Usage
Technology/Instrumentation Reflex Testing
Weights and Measures CPT Codes
Quality Control Temperature Regulated Equipment
Quality Assurance Equipment Maintenance
Patient Test Management Qualifications of Testing Personnel
Chain of Custody Complaints/Communication
Specimen Submission, Handling and Referral General Safety
Personnel Policies and Practices Regulatory Compliance


Available for viewing:  120 days

Approved for .70 CEU

This purchase includes a hardcopy of the PER Basic Laboratory Knowledge Manual (over 75 pages).  Free shipping within the United States for the manual.  For orders outside the United States, contact the AAB office by telephone 314-241-1445 or email at for the shipping price.

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  • Select "Register" below and continue to the log in page . Login using your Log in using your username (email address) and password. Review and update your profile with any new information.  Click the "Save and Continue" at the bottom of the page to continue to Step 2. If you do NOT have a profile with the American Association of Bioanalysts, you will need to create one. (Please read the box to the right for important information about creating a profile.) 
  • In Step 2, confirm your registration selection, click “proceed,” and continue to Step 3 to enter your payment information.  The next page will be the "Enrollment Confirmation" page. 
  • On the "Enrollment Confirmation" page, you can immediately begin the course by clicking, "Click here to begin the course." If you want to take the course later, refer to the registration confirmation email that is automatically sent to you after registering for the course.  The email contains a link to begin the course and a link for the related quiz.  KEEP THIS EMAIL.  
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  • After viewing the course, return to the course page via the back button in your internet browser to take the quiz.  You must complete the quiz with a grade of 70% or greater to receive your CEUs. You can take the quiz as many times as needed. You can refer to the link in your registration confirmation email to view the course or take the quiz at anytime within your 120-day enrollment period. 
  • After successfully completing the quiz, you will be prompted to print a certificate for your records,  AAB/ABB's Professional Enrichment Educational Renewal (PEER) office is electronically notified when AAB members and ABB Diplomates and Certificants complete a course, therefore, your record will automatically update with the CEUs that you received. 
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$175.70 0715 Immunology and Serology/Basic Knowledge
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$248.70 0715 Immunology and Serology/Basic Knowledge
Non Members

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