A-Z Lab Tests

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 Urease Breath Test for H. pylori

Description:  The urease breath test (UBT) is a test for diagnosing the presence of a bacterium, Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection in the stomac1. H. pylori causes inflammation, ulcers, and atrophy of the stomach. The test also may be used to demonstrate that H. pylori has been eliminated by treatment with antibiotics. Indications:  The uresae …

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ACTIVATED PARTIAL THROMBOPLASTIN TIME (PTT) (LIQUID REAGENT) Indications Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT) is commonly used for pre-surgical screening for intrinsic factor deficiency, monitoring heparin therapy detection of Lupus Anticoagulants quantitative determination of the Factor VIII, IX, XI, and XII relevant with the intrinsic coagulation system. PRINCIPLE In the test, citrated test plasma is mixed …


Blood Cultures: A detailed guide on uses, methods and interpretation

  InfoBOX: Understanding Blood Cultures Purpose: Blood cultures are diagnostic tests that detect microorganisms like bacteria and fungi in the bloodstream, helping diagnose systemic infections and guide treatment strategies. Significance: Vital in identifying bacteremia and evaluating sepsis, timely blood culture results improve patient outcomes and reduce mortality rates. Collection Process: Careful patient preparation, site selection, …

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