The significance of T cells in infectious disease diagnosis and solutions to challenges associated with widespread adoption

Wednesday, July 27
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Theater 1
Supported by Oxford Immunotec


Antibodies and T cells have complementary functions in the human adaptive immune response. More information is being discovered about the role of T cells in protection from disease and the critical role they play in measuring immune responses. However, mainstream clinical use of T cells in diagnostics has been somewhat limited because isolating and measuring T cells has several technical challenges that have restricted widespread adoption in clinical laboratories.

This workshop will focus on Oxford Immunotec’s simple ways to work with T cells while maintaining the sensitivity required to obtain accurate, reproducible results in infectious disease testing.


After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Review significance of T cells in infectious disease diagnosis
  • Examine the ELISPOT methodology and improvements to this highly sensitive technique
  • Learn how methodology improvements and customizable solutions incorporating automated components can improve laboratory efficiency



Pete Kinney
Director, US Marketing
Oxford Immunotec


Ruth Brignall, PhD
Global Scientific Affairs Manager
Oxford Immunotec

Brian van der Vliet
Global Automation Process Manager
Oxford Immunotec