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Smear from patient with Multiple Myeloma (M.M)

Smear from patient with Multiple Myeloma display an abundance of plasma cells. RBC will often be seen in rouleaux formation stacked like poker chips. Multiple myeloma (M.M) is ...

X and V Factor Disks for the differentiation of Haemophilus species

X and V Factor Disks are paper disks impregnated with X (hemin) and V (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide – NAD) growth factors. They are used for the differentiation of Haemophilus ...

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia vs Chronic myeloid leukemia

(C) – Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, peripheral blood smear: In CLL, the lymphocytes are excessively fragile. These lymphocytes are easily destroyed during slide preparation, forming ...

Haemophilus influenzae b detection using Rapid Latex Agglutination Test

The Latex Agglutination Test used for qualitative detection Haemophilus influenzae type b presents in samples like CSF, Body fluids, serum, urine or blood cultures. The reagent ...

Macconkey Agar with Sorbitol for the research of E. coli 0157:H7

Macconkey Agar with Sorbitol  is Selective and differential medium for the research of E. coli 0157:H7 which cause Hemorrhagic Collitis and HUS (haemolytic uraemic syndrome).  Macconkey ...

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) vs Acute Myelocytic Leukemia (AML)

(A) – Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), peripheral blood smear, mostly affects children less than 10 years of age. (B) – Acute myelocytic leukemia (AML) with Auer rods ...

Pneumocystis carini in special silver stain

Pneumocystis carinii in special silver stain of lung epithelium shows numerous small, disk-shaped organisms.

Autoagglutination vs Rouleaux formation

Red cell autoagglutination is the process whereby red cells clump together forming aggregates. This is seen in Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease and Infection ...

Feathered edge of peripheral blood smear

Quick scan on low power through entire slide for adequate distribution of cells then Check for platelets clumping & atypical cells at feathered edge. (if there are platelets clumping ...

CLED Agar (Cystine Lactose Electrolyte Deficient)

CLED Agar used for the cultivation of gram positive and gram negative urinary tract bacteria. It inhibits the Proteus swarming.   CLED Agar Composition Preparation: Suspend ...

Endolimax nana parasite (Trophozoite and Cyst)

Introduction Endolimax nana is a small non-pathogenic amoeba with world wide distribution. Its life cycle is similar to that of E. histolytica but is non-invasive. Morphology of Trophozoite Trophozoites ...

Tinsdale Agar for primary isolation of Corynebacterium diptheriae

Tinsdale Agar is used for the primary isolation and identification of Corynebacterium diptheriae. The medium differentiates between C. diphtheriae and the diphtheroids found in the ...
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