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Terminology Related to Morphologic Features of Molds

Several morphologic terms are used to help identify species of fungi: Ascocarp: A large saclike structure in which sexual spores are produced. Asci: Smaller sacs within an ascocarp ...

Morphologic Features of Yeast Colonies

Yeast will grow on bacteriological media (sheep blood agar and chocolate agar). They may appear as small, creamy or white colonies that are somewhat more raised than staphylococcal ...

Indinavir Urine Crystals

Indinavir is used along with other medications to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Indinavir  crystals tend to be either flat rectangular plates, fan-shaped, or ...

Uric Acid Crystal Image

NRBCs and Howell Jolly body

A Howell Jolly body is seen in one red cell (A). Also present are two nucleated red blood cells (B). Nucleated red blood cells (NRBCs): they may look at fist similar to small mature ...

Eosinophilic and neutrophilic myelocytes

Eosinophilic myelocyte (left) and two neutrophilic myelocytes

Desoxycholate Citrate Agar (DCA)

Desoxycholate Citrate Agar is ideal for the investigation of pathogenic enterobacteria. The gram-positive organisms are totally inhibited by the sodium citrate and sodium desoxycholate. ...

Salmonellae growing on XLD Agar

XLD agar is a selective growth medium used in the isolation of Salmonella and Shigella species from clinical samples. Salmonellae metabolise thiosulfate to produce hydrogen sulfide, ...

Quellung test or Capsular swelling

Quellung Test is an increase in the opacity and visibility of the capsule of encapsulated organisms resulting from exposure to specific, agglutinating, anticapsular antibodies. This ...

Inulin fermentation test for penumococci differentiation

Inulin Fermentation Test: this test is useful to differentiate Pneumococci from Streptcocci as the latter do not ferment Inulin sugar while Pneumococci do ferment it.

Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia blood smear and CBC Reports

Decreased RBC size and Hemoglobin content (MCH) and concentration (MCHC) and increased central zone of pallor for more than the third of cell diameter. Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia ...

Morphologic Evaluation of Red Blood Cells

Shape: Biconcave disc. Diameter : 7 ~ 8 μm. Central pallor occupy 1/3 rd of total cell diameter. Size : approx. same as nucleus of mature small lymphocyte.
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