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  1. Aliquot
    A portion of a sample used for testing
  2. Analyte
    A chemical substance that is the subject of chemical analysis
  3. Anticoagulant
    A substance that prevents blood from clotting
  4. Carcinogenic
    A substance that can cause cancer
  5. Caustic
    very harsh and critical; ale to burn or destroy something by chemical action
  6. Cerebrospinal fluid
    clear watery fluid that runs through brain and the spinal column to protect them
  7. Cytology
    science dealing with the formation, structure, and function of cells
  8. Diluent
    agent that dilutes a substance or solution to which it is added
  9. Exudates
    material composed of serum, fibrin, and WBC's that escapes from blood vessels into a superficial lesion or area of inflammation
  10. Hematoma
    a blood-filled swollen area; goose egg caused by bleeding under the tissues
  11. Hemolyzed
    disintegration of red blood cells with liberation of hemoglobin
  12. Pipette
    narrow glass or plastic tube with openings on both ends
  13. Referral (reference) Laboratory
    lab outside of the clinical setting that serves as a back-up service or performs unique or unusual services
  14. Resolution
    separating of a chemical compound or mixture into its constituents; process or ability of making the individual parts of an object distinguishable
  15. Specimen
    a sample of something tested to determine the nature or characteristics of the whole, such as blood, sputum, stool, and other bodily fluids
  16. Teratogenic
    relating to or causing developmental malformations
  17. MLT
    medical laboratory technician
  18. MT
    medical technologist
  19. Waived Tests
    test systems cleared by the FDA for home use
  20. Simple Testing
    A test that is easily performed and may be performed in an outpatient setting or ambulatory service by those without specified training
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2014-01-28 21:59:53
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