COLA: Laboratory evaluation of immune deficiency
Session recorded on September 25, 2017.
Speaker: Sergio D. Rosenzweig, MD, PhD
Viewers can earn credit by completing the posttest questions.
Despite the existence of hundreds of laboratory tests oriented to assess the immune system, a rational and sequential approach is not always pursued when evaluating patients with immunodeficiency. Immunologist need to be aware of the different quantitative and functional tests available to evaluate each and every area of the immune system. This video covers the epidemiology and characteristics of primary immunodeficiency infections and provides a thorough review of immune system and molecular testing.
Practicing Allergists / Immunologists
After viewing the video recording, learners should be able to…
- Recognize the rationale for quantitative (Q) and functional (F) testing in primary immunodeficiency (PIDs)
- Describe and interpret Q&F lab tests and their results evaluating T, B, NK, phagocytic cells and Complement pathways
- Describe the basic techniques and rationale for genetic testing in PIDs
Sergio D. Rosenzweig, MD, PhD
NIH Clinical Service
The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
There is no commercial support for this activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 Attendance