wet preparations

wet preparations

a method of preparing specimens for examination in which they are kept in their liquid state or suspended in a liquid, rather than being dried and then examined. Used in the diagnosis of trichomoniasis, leptospirosis and fungal infections.
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Wet preparations of the motile fractions were prepared by removing a 10 [micro]l aliquot, which was placed onto a clean glass slide and covered with a 22 x 22 mm coverslip.
This study aimed to develop a simplified method to evaluate the sperm concentration using an office-based microscope to record sperm concentration by estimating the number of sperm on a standardised wet preparation.
In cases where >40-100 and >100 sperm were observed on the wet preparation, a 1:20 dilution was used, while a 1:2 dilution was used for counts [less than or equal to] 40.
2) Gram-stained smears, Papanicolaou smears, and wet preparations stained with 0.
The results, portrayed in fastidiously realistic re-creations of accidents, complete with wax models of seared flesh and wet preparations of actual limbs, are not pretty.
When iodine is added to wet preparations, yeast cells (which can be easily confused with oocysts of Cryptosporidium sp.