Flashcards in Lab Techniques Deck (19):
in a culture, make sure you have the right _____, the ______ source, and the time.
positive gram stain retais the crystal _____
gram negative retain the second dye, ____
mycobacterium have a waxy cell wall, so gram stain don't work well. Use ___-____ stain
india ink stain is useful for
tuberculosis is an _____-____ stain
skin and vaginal mucosa are common specimen sources for ____________
wet mounts and KOH preps (KOH dissolves the epithelial cells so that the target is easily identifiable)
if the target antibody or antigen is present in the specimen, it will produce _________
what measures complement-consuming antibody in serum or CSF?
antibodies linked to enzymes are used to detect _____
a western blot detects antimicrobial _______ by their reaction with target antigens
what measures an antigen or antibody in body fluids by the degree of visible precipitation of antigen-antibody complexes?
_______ shoes how sensitive the culture is to antibiotic x
zone of inhibition
semi quantitative method to determine the minimal concentration of a drug that inhibits growth of a particular organism?
MIC. the lower the number the better
________ are involved in acute bacterial infections and trauma
________ is when there is a predominance of cells with _____ nuclear lobes. Liver disease, iron deficiency anemia, glucocorticoid use
"shift to the right"
eosinophils are _______% and basophils are .5 - 1%
if absolute count is less than _________, pt may be immunocompromised