If you or your doctor are concerned that your body is not in tip-top condition, a simple blood test may be in order as it can reveal a lot about the state of your health. Read on to find out more about the kind of information it can disclose.
Laboratory Testing, Identification & Information
Ever been sent for a laboratory test and wonder exactly what it is? Or you get the results back and your Dr. sounds like the teacher on Charlie Brown? The writers at Bright Hub’s medical science channel are researching and compiling information on the types of laboratory testing so the next time your Dr. sends you for a AST blood test, or you find out your Hgb blood test level is outside normal parameters, you’ll know what your Dr. is talking about, or at least, what to ask!
Learn about the new pluripotent stem cell test and find out how it is different from the traditional teratoma assay.
Overuse and misuse of antibiotics has resulted in a crisis in health-care. Antibiotic resistant bacteria are strong bacteria that do not succumb to ordinary antimicrobial treatment.
Learn about common parasites found in drinking water worldwide. Review specific parasite types and some of the symptoms that result from infection.
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 blood is collected safely.
Are you looking for information on human parasites? Here we will discuss the 10 most common human parasites.
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.
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.
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.
A good, healthy colonization of bacteria in the digestive system makes for optimal breakdown of food into nutritional components. This keeps us healthy and provides energy.
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.
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.
Parasitic infections can produce a wide range of symptoms, and parasite symptoms in humans often mimic other conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome and arthritis. Read on to learn how to recognize which symptoms indicate a parasitic infection.
Many people have never heard of rotavirus, despite the fact that it is an incredibly common disease. Read on to find the answer to the question, “What is rotavirus?”
The herpes simplex virus causes cold sores and lesions. Replication of the herpes simplex virus takes place in the nucleus of the host cell. Double stranded DNA circularizes and then replicates, using the host cell’s enzymes. The viral components assemble, and the newly formed viruses exit the host.
There are millions of bacteria on the tip of a pin and we can’t even see them. Of the many bacteria that we live with, there are 3 common shapes. Some bacteria can cause illness, and others can stimulate greater health.