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Microscope (Definition)

Is a device which uses a lens or combination of lenses to magnify objects which are too small to be properly examined by the naked eye. In dentistry microscopes are routinely used to aid in diagnosis ...Read more


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Had urine tested for blood, urine dark in mornings. Microscope showed no blood, but on stick showed a 2 reading, what do you think? Not all mornings

Had urine tested for blood, urine dark in mornings. Microscope showed no blood, but on stick showed a 2 reading, what do you think? Not all mornings

Not to worry: The dark urine in the morning is common. It shows dehydration and the pigments in the urine( bilirubin) get concentrated and give dark color to the urine. Nothing to worry, drink a large glass of water and urine will become normal. Main thing is the microscopic exam which does not show any blood.all the best, stop worrying. ...Read more

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Can a Hematologist rule out Lymphoma by examining your blood under a microscope?

Can a Hematologist rule out Lymphoma by examining your blood under a microscope?

Not necessarily.: Only certain types of lymphoma peripheralize and can be seen in a peripheral blood smear. Many require biopsy of an involved node, organ, or bone marrow with evaluation by a hematopathologist to make the diagnosis. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the professional name for the test where they look at a sample of your blood under a microscope for diseases?

What is the professional name for the test where they look at a sample of your blood under a microscope for diseases?

Every test on earth: Every test on earth they take a sample of your blood to look for a specific disease , not any disease. You might need to be more specific for us to help you ...Read more

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Real high white blood cells under microscope.Dr said I have bv.But she thinks somethin else is going on because WBC was extrememly high?Whats goin on?

Real high white blood cells under microscope.Dr said I have bv.But she thinks somethin else is going on because WBC was extrememly high?Whats goin on?

Hard to say: Bv can be treated but there are lots of reasons for an elevated white blood cell count. Best thing is to follow up as directed with your doctor to do the detective work to find out why your WBC count is high. ...Read more

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If lab shows blood in urine on a 'light' day menstruating, does a microscope test differenciate between that & other causes? Moderate mucus etc

If lab shows blood in urine on a 'light' day menstruating, does a microscope test differenciate between that & other causes? Moderate mucus etc

No: Blood in the urine from a voided specimen any time during menstruation is unreliable. You'll either have to wait until your period is completely stopped and get a clean catch specimen or have a straight catheterization for a repeat specimen. ...Read more

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What do the red blood cells look like under the microscope in iron deficiency and in pernicious anemia? Any other blood cells affected?

What do the red blood cells look like under the microscope in iron deficiency and in pernicious anemia? Any other blood cells affected?

Two distinct looks..: Fe deficiency causes a hypochromic microcytic anemia, which means the cells are smaller than normal and have decreased pigment. The zone of central clearing in a red cell (normally 1/3 its diameter) is significantly increased. In pernicious anemia, the red cells are enlarged (aka, macrocytic). You may also see changes in neutrophils, such as increased nuclear segmentation (>6). ...Read more

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Dr. Found white blood cells in urine under microscope. Dip and culture tests normal. Neg for infection or bac. Ct scan was normal. No stones. ?

Dr. Found white blood cells in urine under microscope. Dip and culture tests normal. Neg for infection or bac.
Ct scan was normal. No stones. ?

Several causes: Ok..White cells in your urine indicates your kidneys/ureters or bladder is inflamed. All inflammation does not necessarily mean bacterial infection. Viruses can cause this too. Now..A ct scan. A ct scan will only show "stones" if they are calcium or mineral based. Cholesterol stones will not show up like this. Interstitial cystitis can also be present exactly as you've described. ...Read more

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Help docs, is hemolysis and blood lysis the same thing?

Help docs, is hemolysis and blood lysis the same thing?

Hemolysis: Yes, hemolysis refers to the breakdown of red cells in the blood. ...Read more

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Need expert opinion on when drawing blood what can cause the specimen to hemolyze?

Need expert opinion on when drawing blood what can cause the specimen to hemolyze?

Alcohol and trauma: If the alcohol applied to cleanse the skin is not fully dry before drawing blood, it may cause hemolysis. Using too thin a needle also can cause hemolysis. Transferring blood drawn in a syringe to other tubes through a narrow bone needle is an other cause. ...Read more

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Does TB cause hemolysis of blood agar? And what of hemolysis?

Does TB cause hemolysis of blood agar? And what of hemolysis?

Question unclear: If you are asking a microbiology lab question about whether mycobacterium tuberculosis growth produces hemolysis, it is not generally grown on blood agar, generally does not produce hemolysins. It is generally cultured on specialized media and the type of hemolysis is not an issue in its identification. ...Read more

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How to treat blood hemolysis?

Please clarify: If you received a lab result of "specimen hemolyzed", then the problem was with the way in which the sample was collected and/or transported to the lab and has no implications for your health beyond making the results less reliable. If you have ongoing hemolysis of you blood cells, you will need to find the cause (many possible) with your physician; perhaps it can be treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to treat hemolysis blood?

THere are: Many type of hemolytic anemia. If it is autoimmune and a warm antibody then the first treatment is steroid (prednsione). ...Read more

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Does drawing blood directly out of an IV taint the sample. Can the person usually see if a sample has hemolysis?

Does drawing blood directly out of an IV taint the sample. Can the person usually see if a sample has hemolysis?

Blood draw IV: Does drawing blood directly out of an IV taint the sample. Can the person usually see if a sample has hemolysis? ANS: yes if not done correctly. Hemolysis can only be seen when blood spun down. ...Read more

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Blood work done and i noticed my levels were high for certain tests. I see that it says moderate hemolysis present. Meaning?

Need actual results: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. Without the complete test report, history, physical examination etc, it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion. ...Read more

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What effect does hemolysis have on the red blood cells?

What effect does hemolysis have on the red blood cells?

Breakdown: Hemolysis is a breakdown in the redblood cells freeing hemoglobin to present as free serum hemoglobin. Such a product may secondarily affect the kidney causing impained function and rise in creatinine. FDA will cancel a trial where a drug such as a cancer mAb induces hemolysis. ...Read more

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I am blood type a and my wife is o, what can we do to prevent the ABO hemolysis of our baby?

Avoid trauma: The human reproductive system was designed to function properly despite challenges--so likely there will be no issue, except possibly right at delivery, but uncommon. If you are an "a", could be aa or ao, and mom must be "oo" to be type o, so have 50% chance baby will be type o, and non-issue. Talk to your OB to allay concerns. ...Read more

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If my blood results say "slight hemolysis, " what does that mean?

If my blood results say "slight hemolysis, " what does that mean?

Nothing serious: Sometimes mild trauma can cause this. Sometimes if they used a needle that was too small it can also cause hemolysis. Unless it repeatedly happens, it's likely nothing to worry about. ...Read more