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!

A Guide to Common Blood Tests

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.

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

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.

Ova Parasites 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.

Different Ways in Which 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.

ATP – The Energy Source

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.

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.

Learn to Recognize Parasite Symptoms in Humans

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.

What is Rotavirus?

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?”

Replication of the Herpes Simplex Virus

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.