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Autoimmune Diagnostics

BiochemieMedizinische Chemie und BiochemieImmunologie

Autoimmune diseases can affect every organ in the human body. The symptoms of these diseases thus vary correspondingly. Very often, they resemble the symptoms of other diseases and are difficult to differentiate. Highly specific laboratory techniques are used to support formation of a diagnosis. These methods are described in this chapter.


  • Dr. Friederike Hammar


  • Dr. Caroll Pohl-Ferry

Learning objective

  • Become familiar with basic principles of autoimmune diagnostics

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

ELISA, rheumatoid arthritis, antibodies, antigen, epitope,