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Pre-analytical issues Correct indication for testing – concept of ‘diagnostic stewardship’ Patient identification and sample labelling Correct specimen collection- avoid contamination- esp. blood culture Correct transport and storage Reject poor samples – sputum with no PMNs squames++, urinary catheters, wound … Continue reading
There are many types of EIA used in microbiology and biochemistry. Depending on the format of the test, some have alternative names such as ELISA and CLIA (chemoluminescent immunoassay).
Organism Microscopy Culture and identification Non-culture methods General Histopath PAS & silver stains etc. K0H with Parker ink (skin scrapings/nails) SAB (Saborauds dextrose agar) medium +/- antibiotics +/- cycloheximide For other media, see here. Blue thymol blue sticky tape preparation … Continue reading
Guest posting: Associate Professor Anna Ralph, Director of Global and Tropical Health at Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. News : UN General Assembly first ever High-Level Meeting on the fight against tuberculosis, September 28th 2018. New(ish) WHO … Continue reading
Guest posting: Dr Chris Ashhurst-Smith, Pathology North. Part 3: Faeces culture plate reading. Video Felix Ferguson.
Guest posting: Dr Chris Ashhurst-Smith, Pathology North. Here is part 2 about urine culture reading. Video by Felix Ferguson. Thank you Chris! Enjoy.
Guest posting: Dr Ian Marr, Microbiology Registrar, NSW Health Pathology. Malaria diagnosis Marr August 2018 v2 Short questions for postgraduates: Describe the relative sensitivity of different malaria test methodologies – microscopy, rapid diagnostic kits and nucleic acid amplification. Describe the … Continue reading
Guest posting with permission from Laureate Professor Rodney Scott : these are his presentations provided to post-graduates in Nepal during his recent visit to inspect the new cytogenetics laboratory at the National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir Hospital, Kathmandu. Most presentations … Continue reading
Classification of Parasites and Helminths 2018 Marr Diagnosis of filarial infections (WHO) Kow PNGMJ 2013 – a comparative study of intestinal helminths, PNG Owen-IL Parasitic_zoonoses_PNG J Helminthology 2005 Strongyloides CDC site ; Robertson NT strongyloides PCR test Reference CDC Laboratory Identification … Continue reading