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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.