Automated Gram Stainer

Written by Tuesday, 27 September 2016 16:47
These days, your microbiology lab faces increased staffing, time and workflow pressures. Yet you can’t let that influence your quality standards: accuracy, time-to-results and full traceability for accreditation. Automated and…
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released the first solid evidence that a man infected with Zika, but who never develops symptoms, can sexually transmit the virus
Since some species exhibit periodicity (i.e. circulation of microfilariae in increased numbers at certain times of the day), blood should be collected at the correct time to improve the chances…

Troubleshooting in Microscope

Written by Sunday, 03 July 2016 18:35
“I can focus my slide under 10×, but not under 40×.” A common reason for this is that the slide is upside down. Double check which side the smear is…
When the recipient’s ABO and Rh blood groups are determined, the donor blood unit that is ABO and Rh compatible is selected, and compatibility test is carried out. The purpose…

Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (APTT)

Written by Monday, 13 June 2016 22:01
APTT is a measure of coagulation factors in intrinsic pathway (F XII, F XI, high molecular weight kininogen, prekallikrein, F IX, and F VIII) and common pathway (F X, F…

Prothrombin Time (PT)

Written by Friday, 10 June 2016 01:14
PT assesses coagulation factors in extrinsic pathway (F VII) and common pathway (F X, F V, prothrombin, and fibrinogen).   PrincipleTissue thromboplastin and calcium are added to plasma and clotting…

Bleeding Time (BT) and Clotting Time (CT)

Written by Wednesday, 08 June 2016 01:33
BLEEDING TIME   The bleeding time test is dependent on appropriate functioning of platelets blood vessels and platelets and evaluates earliest hemostasis (platelets components and vascular).   In this test,…

Thrombin Time (TT)

Written by Monday, 06 June 2016 18:58
Thrombin time assesses the final step of coagulation i.e. conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin by thrombin.   PrincipleThrombin is added to patient’s plasma and time required for clot formation is…

Platelet Function Analyzer (PFA-100)

Written by Monday, 06 June 2016 15:16
This is a newly introduced screening test for platelet function that assesses both platelet adhesion and aggregation. This method uses an instrument called as PFA-100 in which anticoagulated whole blood
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