Monitoring immunologic

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monitoring, immunologic

testing of immune status in the diagnosis and therapy of cancer, immunoproliferative and immunodeficiency disorders, and autoimmune abnormalities. Changes in immune parameters are of special significance before, during and following organ transplantation. Strategies include measurement of tumour antigen and other markers (often by radioimmunoassay), studies of cellular or humoral immunity in cancer aetiology, immunotherapy trials, etc.