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aliquot
A portion of a well-mixed sample removed for testing.
The substance or chemical being analyzed or detected in a specimen.
analyte
A chemical added to the blood after collection to prevent clotting.
anticoagulant
A substance that is known to cause cancer.
carcinogenic
A substance that burns or destroys tissue by chemical action
caustic
Fluid within the subarachnoid space, the central canal of the spinal cord, and the four ventricles of the brain.
cerebrospinal fluid
The study of cells unsing microscopic methods
cytology
A liquid used to dilute a specimen or reagent.
diluent
Fluids with high concentration of protein and cellular debris that have escaped from the blood vessels and have been deposited in tissues or on tissue surfaces.
exudates
A sac filled with blood that may be the result of trauma.
hematoma
A term used to describe a blood sample in which the red blood cells have ruptured.
hemolyzed
A cylindrical glass or plastic tube used to deliver fluids.
pipet
Substances added to a specimen to prevent deterioration of cells or chemicals.
preservatives
A private or hospital-based laboratory that performs a wide variety of tests, many of them specialized; physicians oten send specimens collected in the office to referral laboratories for testing.
referral laboratory
The ability of the eye to distinguish two objects that are very close together; the sharpness of an image.
resolution
A sample of body fluid, waste product, or tissue that is collected for analysis.
Specimen
A direction that an action is to be taken quickly an order found on a laboratory requistion indication that the test must be done immediately.
stat
A substance that is known to cause birth defects.
teratogenic
an agent that inhibits bacterial growth that can be used on human tissue
antiseptic
The point of forking or separating into tow branches.
bifurcation
The percentage by volume of packed red blood cells in a given sample of blood after centrifugation.
hematocrit
A situation in which the concentration of blood cells is increased in proportion to the plasma
hemoconcentration
The destruction or dissolution of red blood cells, with subsequent release of hemoglobin
hemolysis
The liquid portion of whole blood that contains active clotting agents.
plasma
The liquid portion of whole blood that remains after the blood has clotted.
serum
Fainting
syncope
A material that appears to be a solid until subjected to a disturbance, such as centrifugation, upon which it becomes a liquid.
thixotropic gel