Serology is the science that deals with the properties and reactions of serums, especially blood serum. Serology Technologist performs immunological and related tests, using various methodologies.
There are several serology techniques that can be used depending on the suspected antibodies. Some serological tests are not limited to blood serum, but can also be performed on other bodily fluids such as semen and saliva. Serological tests may also be used forensically. Forensic serology is the application of the study of blood, semen, saliva and other body fluids to legal matters.
Determination of the type and characteristics of blood, bloodstain examination, and preparation of testimony or presentations at trial are the main job functions of a forensic serologist, who also may be involved with DNA typing.
Serology Technologist must have a bachelor’s degree in either biology or medical technology. The median annual salary for forensic technologists is between $40,000 and $70,000 a year.