Wednesday, October 28, 2009
My first week of duty was very exciting, because we will be dealing with other people and we will meet the laboratory’s staffs. It was very exciting and at the same time I felt so nervous. There is what they call the terror staffs. But if you look in general all staffs are kind and courteous. Maybe sometimes they are kind of snobbish but for me that is the way they do to teach us discipline and now to be responsible in every actions that we are doing. My first section is hematology for 21 days, we have a quota for 25 Sysmex Ca 50 and 25 for CBC and 1 for retic count. I enjoyed everyday because I’ve learned so many things from my staffs and from my co-interns. They taught me on how to do the test and how to operate the machine. What I really like the most was that my staffs and octoberian interns do, Lovely can do also. Why? Because everytime there is a specimen I am confident to get the specimen and start to process it and it feels do good when I have the results that I have processed and it is correctly done. It completes my day of duty, because of that I am very excited to come on duty and I am always early 30 minutes before my time. All I can say that my duties are very exciting and I will never loose this excitement to become a good and a fruitful intern of AUFMC.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Drugs have been a major problem in our country but not only in our country but in the whole world. That’s why I agree with this statement. If this would be done I would say that this will reduce the number of students who use drugs knowing that it will affect their future in a big way that they won’t be able to enroll in a school because of the drug screening. This will be a big boost for our society having to decrease the number of cases of drug users. This will also be an advantage for the school and the students. Drugs can make a person change and really mess their mind up which can cause trouble in campus. So having a free from drugs school the school campus is safer. This is my point of view for this statement. I STRONGLY AGREE THAT DRUG TESTING SHOULD BE DONE AS A REQUIREMENT FOR ADMISSION TO SCHOOLS ….
Below I have added some information about drug testing..
There are common types of specimen that can be used in drug testing:
5. or other body fluids
Urine is the most common specimen for screening test for drug testing, some reasons why it is the chosen common specimen, its because urine can be collected anytime and is easily done rather than the other specimens. While the blood specimen is the confirmatory testing for drug testing if the result in the urine test is positive for taking prohibited drugs.
Types of Testing:
Pre-employment drug testing
it is the least effective drug testing, it is considered the " Intelligence test"
Random drug testing
Random drug testing
it is the most effective format in drug testing
Post-incident drug testing
is not very commonly administered test compared to two
"Toxicology test or Tox screen" to denote the broader area of possible substances than sel-administered drugs.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
- The presence of a few crystals in urine is possible to healthy people. What is the condition if large amount of crystals are present in the urine?
- True or False: Pregnancy is one predisposing factor for protein to be positive in the urine.
- It is a serious condition of the patient if large amounts of ketones are present in his/her urine.
- What is the normal color of the freshly voided urine in a healthy person?
- What is the normal odor of your answer to # 4?
- What will be the appearance of the urine if blood, sperm, bacteria, mucus are present in the urine?
- The breakdown of nitrates to nitrites will show what type of infection?
- True or False: Normally, a very little amount or no glucose at all present in the urine. But large amounts of glucose will indicate diabetes.
- This are plugs of materials formed in tiny tubes of the kidney and get flushed out in the urine and this plugs can help to show what type of kidney disease is existing in the patient?.
- True or False: A urine test can help find the cause of symptoms.
A 20 years old female is experiencing a frequent vomiting and starvation. She went in the hospital and the doctor asked her to have a urine test.
The results showed large amounts of ketones are present in her urine. What is a serious condition that may be present in the patient based on the results of urine test?
Friday, August 14, 2009
For the color, there are many factors that affect the color of the urine, including fluid balance, diet, medicines, and diseases. The dark or light the color tells you how much water is present and also vitamin B supplements may turn urine bright yellow. Clarity, normally urine is clear. Due to bacteria, blood, sperm, crystals, or mucus it may make urine look cloudy. Also in the odor, some diseases cause a change in the odor of urine. An example of this is an infection with E. coli bacteria which may cause a bad odor, while diabetes or starvation can cause a sweet odor. Protein normally is not found in the urine. Fever, hard exercise, pregnancy, and some diseases, especially kidney disease, are some factors for protein to be present in urine. Nitrates may be found in the urine. Bacteria that cause a urinary tract infection (UTI) make an enzyme that changes urinary nitrates to nitrites. Nitrites in urine show that UTI is present. Leukocyte esterase shows leukocytes in the urine. WBCs in the urine may mean a UTI is present. Ketones, This is when fat is broken down for energy where in these substances made by the body is called ketones and passed in the urine. Present of large amounts of ketones in urine may mean a very serious condition such as diabetic ketoacidosis may be present. A diet low in sugars and starches, starvation, or severe vomiting may also be a factor to cause ketones to be in the urine. Red blood cells and white blood cells normally are not found in the urine. Inflammation, disease, or injury to the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra can cause blood in urine. Strenuous exercise may also cause blood in the urine. White blood cells may be a sign of infection or kidney disease. Some types of kidney disease can cause plugs of material (called casts) to form in tiny tubes in the kidneys. The casts then get flushed out in the urine. Casts can be made of red or white blood cells, waxy or fatty substances, or protein. The type of cast in the urine can help show what type of kidney disease may be present. Healthy people may have a few crystals in their urine but a large number of crystals present, or certain types of crystals, may mean kidney stones are present or there is a problem with how the body is using food or the metabolism. There are no bacteria, yeast cells, or parasites in urine normally. But if present this may indicate that there is an infection. Glucose is the type of sugar found in blood. Normally there is very little or no glucose in urine. When the blood sugar level is very high the sugar spills over into the urine. Glucose can also be found in urine when the kidneys are damaged or diseased. If you have glucose in your urine, you are likely to have diabetes. Thus, if your urine contains any glucose you should have a blood test to measure the blood level of glucose to confirm whether diabetes is present.
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