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Consumables for AST – Set up of AST – Reading of the AST result – Thank you Fiona for these excellent explanations!
Here is an excellent overview from Professor Trevor Duke who is a conjoint academic with UPNG. Follow his advice when setting up the study and writing its report. Abstract: Many universities and colleges in low-income and middle-income countries require a masters … Continue reading
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.
Practical bacteriology bench reading – wound swabs and respiratory plates – video masterclasses from Dr Chris Ashhurst-Smith
Guest posting: Dr Ian Marr, Microbiology Registrar, NSW Health Pathology. Malaria diagnosis Marr August 2018 v2 Short questions for postgraduates: