Laboratory Testing

  • Drawing Blood Cultures: Methods and Precautions

    Drawing blood cultures requires a professional who, using proper technique and equipment, will obtain blood from a patient for testing. This article discusses some of the techniques used to collect blood, as well as the precautions used to ensure the...
    By Jonathan Hamilton April 26, 2011 

  • Common Blood Tests for Senior Citizens

    Common blood tests for senior citizens can detect diabetes heart, liver, and kidney diseases. In this article you will learn about the different tests used to detect diseases that are common to develop in senior citizens.
    By Elizabeth Engel April 25, 2011 

  • Characteristics of Bacteria

    What are germs? Learn about germs by reviewing the characteristics of bacteria. Understand bacteria commonalities and differences, as well as basic purpose. Consider the differences between bacteria and viruses.
    By CatNorth April 25, 2011 


  • The Presence of Parasite Ova in Stool Samples

    Understand ways your health care provider can determine the cause of long-lasting intestinal discomfort and illness. Find out how a stool sample, also called an ova and parasite test, can help identify ova parasites in stool samples.
    By CatNorth April 25, 2011 

  • Six Common Bacteria That Can Cause Human Illnesses

    While there are numerous ways humans can contract diseases, this article looks at six bad bacteria and the infections they cause. Discover ways you can spot and avoid some of these diseases.
    By CatNorth April 25, 2011 

  • Scientific Names of Common Bacteria

    Have you ever wondered which of the millions of bacteria are the greatest concern to humans? This list of scientific names of common bacteria provides basic information about the most common bacteria that can be harmful to humans.
    By Teresa Martin April 24, 2011 


  • The Effects of Antibiotics on Bacterial Count

    Are you not feeling well? Are you anxious to get well quickly? Taking time for accurate testing of the effects of antibiotics on bacterial count can make the difference between successful treatment and recurring infections.
    By Teresa Martin April 22, 2011 

  • Meet Your Favorite Bacteria

    Bacteria are some of the earliest organisms to have originated on Earth. There are countless numbers of bacteria. Some are good for humans, and others cause disease. Find out which are helpful and which are harmful.
    By Nick Oza April 22, 2011 

  • How is ATP Used in the Human Body?

    Energy! Physical activity requires it and to often we run out. Understanding how is ATP used to create energy is the basis for a continual supply of energy throughout out day.
    By Teresa Martin April 22, 2011 

  • How Does Bacteria Grow?

    Bacteria reproduce through the process of binary fission and budding. In this article we will look at how these process work, including the phases of bacterial growth and factors required for bacterial growth.
    By Nick Oza April 22, 2011 
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