Trichomonas vaginalis

Trichomonas vaginalis Laboratory Diagnosis and Treatment

Trichomonas vaginalis is a protozoan with flagella that can survive in an anaerobic (oxygen-free) environment. It is the most common pathogenic protozoan infection in humans in developed countries, and infection rates are the same in…

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Foley cartheter for urine collection

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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Type of urine specimens

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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urine specimen

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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Balantidium coli labweeks

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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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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stool specimen

Macroscopic examination of stool specimen

Once a stool specimen is received in the medical laboratory, the analytic phase of laboratory testing is initiated which is refers to as processing. The stool specimen is examined from two perspectives that is, Macroscopic…

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