Cholera sickens 3 million to 5 million people around the world every year, leading to…
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…
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released the first solid evidence that…
Since some species exhibit periodicity (i.e. circulation of microfilariae in increased numbers at certain times…
Saturday, 03 September 2016 13:12

Tick-borne Hemorrhagic Fever Kills Man in Spain

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Spanish health authorities said on Thursday they were investigating a possible outbreak of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic…
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 13:39

Sepsis and the Hematology Laboratory

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An affordable, widely available test can impact today`s biggest healthcare challenge.
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…
When the recipient’s ABO and Rh blood groups are determined, the donor blood unit that…
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…
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…
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…
Monday, 06 June 2016 13:58

Thrombin Time (TT)

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Thrombin time assesses the final step of coagulation i.e. conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin by…
Monday, 06 June 2016 10:16

Platelet Function Analyzer (PFA-100)

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This is a newly introduced screening test for platelet function that assesses both platelet adhesion…
Monday, 06 June 2016 09:27

Laboratory Tests in Bleeding Disorders Featured

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Hemostais and Bleeding Disorders Hemostasis or haemostasis (from the Ancient Greek: αἱμόστασις haimóstasis "styptic (drug)")…
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 19:54

Life Cycle of Malaria Parasite Featured

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Life history of malaria parasite consists of two cycles of development: asexual cycle or schizogony…
Friday, 13 May 2016 07:55


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PREPARATION OF BLOOD SMEAR (WEDGE METHOD) (1) A small drop of blood (2-3 mm in…
Thursday, 12 May 2016 21:04

Blood Smear

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Blood Smear A blood film or peripheral blood smear is a thin layer of blood…
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