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6 Common Methods of Urine Specimen Collection

Urine specimen collection methods ranges from non-invasive to invasive. The required selection method is determined by the purpose of the test and the clinical situation. Common Methods of Urine Specimen Collection 1.     Routine Void Urine…

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Five Most Common Types of Urine Specimens

The type of urine specimen collected and the method of collection are determined by the test requested. The following are the five most common forms of urine specimens. Some body fluids can also be tested…

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3 Reasons For Obtaining Urine Specimens

Urine is produced by the filtration of blood by the kidney’s nephrons. Blood reaches the kidney via the renal artery and travels to the glomerulus via small capillaries. Solute and water are filtered through the…

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glucose metabolism pathway


Blood glucose determination is one of the most common tests conducted in the clinical chemistry laboratory. Glucose is a monosaccharide formed from the degradation of carbohydrates in the diet. Carbohydrate absorption occurs in the small…

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Balantidium coli : Transmission, Treatment and Prevention

Balantidium coli is thought to be the only pathogenic ciliate present in humans, as well as the largest protozoan parasite found in humans. This organism belongs to the class of ciliated protozoa, which can be…

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Immunology is characterized as the analysis of the immune system (the molecules, cells, organs, and systems) which is responsible for the following: Recognizing and disposing of non-self-substances Responding to and interacting with body components and…

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Types of Tumor Markers and Their Uses

A basic tenet of tumor immunology is that when a normal cell transforms into a malignant cell, it produces specific antigens not found in mature normal cells. A tumor marker, such as a hormone or…

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Macrocytic anaemia : Causes , Diagnosis and Treatment

Macrocytic anaemia (Macrocytosis) is described as an increase in the mean cell volume of red cells above the normal range (80-95 fl (femtolitres) in adults). It is detected with a blood count, which measures the…

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Strongyloides stercoralis : Diagnostic, Prevention and Treatment

Strongyloides stercoralis : Diagnostic and Treatment

Strongyloides stercolaris, also known as threadworm, and the disease it causes, Strongyloidiasis, are primarily found in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Strongyloides stercolaris lavae was discovered by Louis Alexis Normand (1876) after observing the minute…

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7 Properties of an Ideal Fixative In Histopathology

Any histological or cytological laboratory technique begins with fixation. Fixation is a method of preserving the chemical and physical condition of the cells in the tissue, as well as preventing all biochemical and proteolytic activities…

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