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  • One Step Pregnancy Dipstick Test

    This pharmacological procedure demonstrates the procedure in a pregnancy test.  The One Step Pregnancy Test Strip would be used in the test, utilizing a combination of antibodies including a monoclonal hCG antibody to selectively detect elevated levels of hCG.

  • Malaria Antigen Rapid Test

    Malaria is a disease caused by four identified spicies of Plasmodia, namely Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium malariae. It is transmitted by the female anopheles mosquito. It is a disease that can be treated in just 48hrs, yet it can cause fatal complications if the diagnosis and treatment are delayed. It is re-emerging as the the number one infectious...

  • HIV Antibody Test Using A Rapid HIV Card

    HIV antibody tests are specifically designed for routine diagnostic testing of adults; these tests are inespensive and extremely accurate. Most people develop detectable antibodies approximately 30 days after infection, although some seroconvert later. The vast majority of people (99%) have detectable antibody by three months after HIV infection; a six month window is extremely rare with...

  • Haematology - The White Blood Cell Count

    This programme demonstrates in a video lesson the procedure in determining whether there is adequate number of white blood cell in circulation. The procedure covers the description of the laboratory instruments and materials that are used in such tests. At the end of the procedure, and observation of the test result is made and interpreted with the use of a microscope.

  • Haematology - The Red Blood Cell Count

    This programme demonstrates in a video lesson the procedure in determining whether there is adequate number of red blood cell in circulation. The procedure covers the description of the laboratory instruments and materials that are used in such tests. At the end of the procedure, an observation of the test result is made and interpreted with the use of a microscope.

  • Estimation of Haemoglobin Concentration

    In this programme, the estimation of haemoglobin concentration is demonstrated in a video lesson. It describes the procedure in using the haemometer, a kit for determining haemoglobin and other laboratory tools in preparing a standard dilution. Understanding the test procedure is critical to the interpretation of the test results.

  • Blood Glucose Monitoring

    This pharmacological resource demonstrates the procedure in quatitative measuring of glucose level in the blood. The OneTouch Horizpon Test Strip with the OneTouch Horizon Blood Glusose meter will be used for this purpose. These test strips are for in vtiro diagnostic use, that is, testing outside the body. The video demonstration covers the procedure form preparation to observing for...

  • Set Up an Isolated Tissue - Organ Bath Experiment

    The video demonstrates the setting up of the isolated tissue/organ bath. It identifies the components of the equipment and describes the functions of each. This procedure also shows adjustments, suitable for related isolated tissue preparations. This series is complementary to the video Setting Up the Harvard Kymograph [1]. [1] http://open.umich.edu/education/med/oernetwork/pharmacology/...

  • Maintenance of an Isolated Smooth Muscle Preparation in Vitro

    This module contains a series of demonstration videos on how to do isolated smooth muscle preparation in vitro using the Harvard Kymograph simulator.

  • Frog Heart Preparation

    An isolated frog heart preparation is useful in the study of cardiac cell excitation. The small size of the frog's heart means that drugs applied to the outside of the heart will peneterate the myocardium and modify the functions of the heart's cardiac chambers. Thus, the effect of the autonomic neurotransmitter substance together with their modification by other drugs can be studied by...

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