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34 Cards in this Set

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A needle puntcure into the uterine cavity to remove amniotic fluid, the liquid that surrounds the unborn baby.
Any substance that induces an immune response.
An immunoglobulin (protein) produced by the body that reacts with and neutralizes an antigen (usually a foriegn substance).
Tissue removed from a living body for examination.
Clean Catch
A method of obtaining a urine specimen using a special cleansing technique; also called midstream urine.
Culture and Sensitivity
The growth of microorganisms in a special media (culture), followed by a test to determine the antibiotic to which they best respond (sensitivity).
The study of cells.
Daily Laboratory Tests
Tests that are ordered once by the doctor but are ordered everyday until the doctor discontinues the order.
Identification of the types of white cells found in the blood.
Dipstick Urine
The visual examination of urine using a special chemically treated stick.
A group of tests done in chemistry, which usually include sodium, potassium, chloride, and carbon dioxide.
A red blood cell.
No solid foods by mouth and no fluids containing nourishment (e.g.,sugar or milk).
A method of testing stool and urine using guaiac as a reagent for hidden (occult)blood (may also be called a Hemoccult Slide Test).
Lumbar Puncture
A procedure used to remove cerebrospinal fluid from the spinal canal.
Occult Blood
Blood that is undetectable to the eye.
Pap Smear
A test performed to detect cancerous cells in the female genital tract; the Pap staining method can also study body secretions, excretions, and tissue scrapings.
After eating.
A surgical puncture and drainage of a body cavity.
The study of body changes caused by disease.
The fluid portion of the blood in which the cells are suspended; it contains a clotting factor called fibrinogen.
Random Specimen
A body fluid sample that can be collected at any time.
Reference Range
Range of normal values for a laboratory test result.
The study of blood serum or other body fluids for immune bodies, which are the body's defense when disease occurs.
Plasma from which fibrinogen, a clotting factor, has been removed.
The mucous secretion from lungs, bronchi, or trachea.
Sternal Puncture
The procedure to remove bone marrow from the breastbone cavity for diagnostic purposes; also called a bone marrow biopsy.
A needle puncture into the pleural space in the chest cavity to remove pleural fluid for diagnostic or therapeutic reasons.
Tissue Typing
Identification of tissue types to predict acceptance or rejection of tissue and organ transplants.
The quantity of substance needed to react with a given amount of another substance - used to detect and quantify antibody levels.
Type and Crossmatch
The patient's blood is typed, then tested for compatibility with blood from a donor of the same blood type and Rh factor.
Type and Screen
The patient's blood type and Rh factor are determined, and a general antibody screen is performed.
The physical, chemical, and microscopic examination of the urine.
Urine Reflex
Urine is tested; if certain parameters are met, a culture is performed.