Describe serology and the purpose of serological tests.
Describe immune complexes and the basic process of precipitation and immunodiffusion tests. Also, explain the purpose of using these tests (i.e., what can they tell you?).
Describe and identify the purpose of agglutination tests. Also, define the following: agglutination, hemagglutination, titration and titer.
Describe and identify the purpose of the two types of neutralization tests.
Describe and identify the purpose of labeled antibody tests. Also, describe the difference between the four types of antibody tests. Lastly, be sure to identify the purpose of a Western blot test and briefly describe how it is performed.
Describe immunofiltration assays and immunochromatographic assays. Also, identify how they are generally different from the other tests described in the chapter.
Chapter 24: Microbial Diseases of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems
For each of the diseases identified in this chapter:
identify the scientific name of the causative pathogenic organism
identify the type of organism (bacterium, fungus, virus, protozoan, helminth, prion, etc.)
identify the key signs & symptoms of the disease (especially those that differentiate it from other similar diseases)
describe differentiating features of the disease: pathogenesis of the disease including any common vectors, any common means of contraction, any individuals that are more likely to contract the disease, etc.
Bacterial Diseases of the Urinary System
Nonveneral Diseases of the Reproductive System
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Diseases (STDs)