The diagnostic immunology laboratory engages in diagnostic testing of humoral immune system disorders such as autoimmune diseases and immune suppressed states. It also performs selected assays related to:
- Infectious diseases (viral, bacterial, fungal)
- Endocrine disorders (hormones)
- Hematologic disorders (myeloma)
- Neurologic disorders (demyelinating)
Somewhat aligned with the specialized techniques in chemistry and microbiology, the assays in this laboratory are based on antigen antibody reactions and employ a variety of testing platforms including enzyme-linked immunoassay, nephelometry, immuno-agglutination, immunofixation, and immuno-electrophoresis.