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KNOW ABOUT DRIED BLOOD SPOT(DBS)

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DRIED BLOOD SPOT



a)difinition of DBS;-is a whole blood collected on a filter paper and dried which allows for easier transportation of the specimen.
b)Requirements during prepairing DBS      1)Blood collection cards(filter paper)-is a paper like that are used in collecting blood.     2)Sealable plastic bags-is a plastic bag used to store or collect all the requirement that are used in DBS.     3)Glycine weighing paper-it stands between DBS cards for transporting/prevent coss contamination.      4)Desiccant packs-when transporting from one place to another it helps to remove the excess moisture.      5)Humidity cards-is a card on which a moisture sensitive chemical is impreginated that can change colour.also help to maintain moisture during transportation.      6)Sharp containers-used for deposing the sharp instuments after work.       7)Alcohol swab-used to clean the finger before pricking and after pricking.

C)Important tips for drying DBS.    1)Avoiding touching or smearing the blood spots bec…

UNDERSTAND ABOUT MICROBIOLOGY

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MICROBIOLOGY PROCEDURES








GENERAL PROCEDURES FOR CULTURING SAMPLES

DAY 1
Streak the right Plates with right Samples

After streaking incubate the plates at 37°C for overnight

DAY 2