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Tuesday, 07 June 2016 20:33

Bleeding Time (BT) and Clotting Time (CT)

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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, incision (a…
Thursday, 09 June 2016 20:14

Prothrombin Time (PT)

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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…
Monday, 13 June 2016 17:01

Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (APTT)

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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…
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…
Sunday, 03 July 2016 13:35

Troubleshooting in Microscope

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“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…
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…
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…
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 11:47

Automated Gram Stainer

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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…
Cholera sickens 3 million to 5 million people around the world every year, leading to 100,000 to 120,000 deaths, many of them in the Indian subcontinent, where cholera has been…