The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) is pleased to present the new edition of Immune Deficiency Foundation Clinical Focus on Primary Immunodeficiencies: Diagnostic Approaches to Antibody Deficiencies. The majority of patients diagnosed with a primary immunodeficiency disease will be found to have defective antibody production and/or function. Currently there are many questions regarding diagnostic approaches for antibody deficiencies.
When an immunodeficiency is suspected, there are a number of laboratory tools that can be used diagnostically to help determine a diagnosis. This Clinical Focus is dedicated specifically to the diagnosis of patients who have antibody defects as their primary feature.
This publication was authored by Kathleen E. Sullivan, MD, PhD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Chief, Division of Allergy and Immunology; University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics. It was edited by Terry Harville, MD, PhD, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Services and Pediatrics; and Jordan Orange, MD, PhD, Texas Children’s Hospital, Chief, Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics; Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology and Immunology, Vice Chair for Research. It was approved by the Medical Advisory Committee of the Immune Deficiency Foundation, comprised of leading clinical immunologists in the U.S.
Although written for healthcare professionals, people living with PI may also find it helpful. PDF versions can be downloaded or print copies can be ordered at www.primaryimmune.org/idf-publications. If you prefer, contact IDF at 800-296-4433 or firstname.lastname@example.org to order hard copies.
This publication was made possible by an educational grant from Baxalta US Inc.