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SOPs OF BLOOD SMEAR AND STOOL

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THICK BLOOD SMEAR PREPARATION FROM FINGER PRICK

Purpose This procedure provides instructions for preparation of thick blood smears for hemoparasites from finger prick. Materials Reagents Supplies •Absolute alcohol •Cotton wool •Gauze •Protective gears •Alcohol swab •Jar •Wooden applicator •Drying rack •Blood lancet •Sharps container Sample Whole blood Special Safety Precautions All specimens must be regarded as potentially infectious. Refer to Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines for additional safety considerations. Quality Control Refer to the Standard blood smear template. Procedure Follow the activities in the table below. Step & Action 1.Label the slide with patient ID number using permanent marker 2.Clean the ring finger by using alcohol swab and allow to dry 3.Firmly press sterile disposable lancet to puncture the finger tip  4.1 Wipe off the first drop of blood and slightly apply gentle pressure.  4.2 Place a small drop of blood at the center of pre-cleaned scratch free,   labeled glass slide 5.…

CARBOHYDRATE METABOLISM

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