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amniotic fluid
the liquid in the amniotic sac that surrounds adn cushions the fetus.
antibiotic susceptibility
procedure to determine the ability of an antibiotic to slow or stop the growth of a specific microorganism
body fluids
fluids in the body that are found within the cell, outside of the cell, and some around and across the cell. examples of body fluids other than blood are urine and cerebrospinal, amniotic adn serous fluids
catherterized
describes a urine specimen collected from a sterile catheter inserted through the urethra into the bladder
CSF-
cerebrospinal fluid
a clear, colorless liquid that circulates in teh cavities surrounding the brain and spinal cord, which has many of the same constituents as blood plasma
clean catch
method of obtaining a urine sample so that it is free of contaminating matter from the external genital areas
C&S-
culture and sensitivity
the process by which organisms are grown on media and identified, and an antibiotic susceptibility (sensitivity) test is performed to determine which antibiotics will be effective against the organism
midstream collection
specimen obtained druing the middle of the urination rather than teh beginning or end
NP-
nasopharyngeal culture
a sample collected using a special NP swab, inserted gently through teh nose into the nasopharynx area, to detect teh presence of microorganisms such as those which cause diphtheria, meningitis, whooping cough, and pneumonia
occult blood
test for blood in the stool
O&P-
ova and parasite
a stool sample for diagnosis of intestinal parasites
semen analysis
laboratory test used to assess fertility and to determine the effectiveness of sterilization after vasectomy
suprapubic
collection of a urine specimen by inseting a needle into the urinary bladder and aspirationg the urine directly from the bladder
sweat chloride
a test that uses iontophoresis to stimulate sweat production to evaluate chloride content in sweat; the test is used to diagnose cystic fibrosis, primarily in children and adolescents younger than age 20 years.
UA-
urinalysis
a laboratory test tha includes physical examination, and chemical and microscopic analysis of urine
UTI-
urinary tract infection