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Hookworm by scanning electron micrograph (SEM)

Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head of the parasitic nematode worm  Ancylostoma ceylanicum (Hook Worm) . Hookworms live in the intestines of their host. The ...

Starch crystals under Microscope (artifacts)

Starch crystals from glove powder in urine (artifacts)

Direct Immunofluorescence Test

Direct immunofluorescence test is used to detect unknown antigen in a cell or tissue by employing a known labeled antibody that interacts directly with unknown antigen. If antigen ...

Difference between amorphous Urate and Phosphate

The distinction between amorphous urates and amorphous phosphates is often made on the urinary pH basis but the following can help in differentiation: Phosphate is seen in alkaline ...

Factors known to be promoters of cast formation

Factors known to be promoters of cast formation are: Increased amount of certain proteins as Albumin, Myoglobin ,and Hemoglobin Urinary stasis Cellular debris Low glomerular filtration ...

Monocyte with folded nucleus

One monocyte with folded nucleus. Normal blood – 100X 

Osteoclast with 2 nuclei

One osteoclast with 2 nuclei. Normal marrow -100X 

Two young monocytes

Two young monocytes, 1 with many vacuoles. Normal blood – 100X   

Calcium Oxalate crystals (monohydrate)

Calcium oxalate monohydrate crystals vary in size and may have a spindle, oval, or dumbbell shape. Found normally in urine after ingestion of vit C, tomato, spinch, garlic , orange.

Urine Ketone, When it’s ordered ?

Urine Ketone usually ordered for these purposes: Screening for ketonuria in pregnant women because ketoacidosis is a prominent factor that contributes to intrauterine death. Screening ...
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