Blood Composition Poster
Katie Pitts, Maddie Milliren
The scientific study of bodily fluids and other serums in the body. Most of the time it refers to diagnosing antibodies or immunoglobulins, which are large Y-shaped proteins. Antigens are substances that provoke a response from the immune system, and antibodies are what the body produce to protect your immune system. The most common kinds of antigens are bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. To conduct a serologic test, all that is needed is a blood sample. An agglutination analysis shows whether antibodies exposed to certain antigens will cause particle clumping. A precipitation test shows whether the antigens are similar. They do so by measuring for the presence of antibody in body fluids.The Western blot test detects if antimicrobial antibodies are in your blood by their reaction with target antigens.
This is the most important blood type system and is important for blood transfusions. They are found on platelets, epithelium, and cells other than erythrocytes, as well as AB antigens. ABO Blood type antigens are not just found on the surface of red cells, but are also normally secreted by some people in their body fluids, including saliva, tears, and urine.
a colorless cell that circulates in the blood and body fluids and is involved in counteracting foreign substances and disease
a red protein responsible for transporting oxygen in the blood of vertebrates
an amber-colored, protein-rich liquid that separates out when blood coagulates.