Clinical immunology is the study of diseases caused by disorders of the immune system (failure, aberrant action, and malignant growth of the cellular elements of the system). It also involves diseases of other systems, where immune reactions play a part in the pathology and clinical features.
The immune system is a system of biological structures and processes within an organism that protects against disease. To function properly, an immune system must detect a wide variety of agents like bacteria, viruses, parasites, etc. known as pathogens, and distinguish them from the organism’s own healthy tissue.
It means your immune system is a complex network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to defend against germs. It helps your body to recognize these “foreign” invaders. Then its job is to keep them out, or if it can’t, to find and destroy them.
If your immune system cannot do its job, the results can be serious.
We use Automated Immunology Analyzer, Minividas, a reliable and easy-to-use machine for daily immunoassay testing. Tests done are:
1) Cancer creening [Ca Screening]
[i] AFP – Liver Ca
[ii] CA-125 – Ovarian Ca
[ iii] CEA – Breast/Lungs Marker/Colorectal Cancer/Pancreatic Tumour
[iv] CA-199 GastricCancer/Pancreatic Tumour
[v] PSA – Prostatic Ca
2) Thyroid Function
[i]Total & FreeT3[ii]Total &
[ii]Total & FreeT4
3) HBsAntibody [Quantitative]
There are still many more tests that can be done here :
– Hormonal Assays as well as tests done by antigen antibody reaction like tests for HIV Ab, HBsAg, HCVAb, etc., etc.