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microbiology

 [mi″kro-bi-ol´o-je]
the study of microorganisms, including algae, bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa. adj., adj microbiolog´ical.

mi·cro·bi·ol·o·gy

(mī'krō-bī-ol'ŏ-jē),
The science concerned with microorganisms, including fungi, protozoa, bacteria, and viruses.
[Fr. microbiologie]

microbiology

(mī′krō-bī-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The branch of biology that deals with microorganisms.

mi′cro·bi′o·log′i·cal (-bī′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl), mi′cro·bi′o·log′ic adj.
mi′cro·bi′o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
mi′cro·bi·ol′o·gist n.

microbiology

The scientific discipline that studies microorganisms—e.g., viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites.

panic value

Alert value, critical value Lab medicine Lab results from a specimen that must be reported immediately to a clinician–ie, of such severity as to mandate urgent therapy. See Decision levels.
Panic values
Chemistry panic values
Analyte SI units US units
Calcium < 1.65 mmol/L  <  6.6 mg/dl
    > 2.22 mmol/L    > 12.9 mg/dl
Glucose  < 2.60 mmol/L  < 46 mg/dl
       > 26.9 mmol/L    > 484 mg/dl
K+  <  2.8 mmol/L  <  2.8 mEq/L
     >  6.2 mmol/L  >  6.2 mEq/L
    >  8.0 mmol/L if hemolyzed
Na+    < 120 mmol/L   < 120 mEq/L
       > 158 mmol/L   > 158 mEq/L
CO2 in plasma <  11 mmol/L  <  11 mMol
   >  40 mmol/L  >  40 mMol
Hematology, eg blasts or sickle cells on a peripheral smear, possibly indicating leukemia or sickle cell anemia
Microbiology, eg positive gram stain or culture from blood, serosal fluids or CSF, acid-fast stain or positive mycobacterial culture results
Transfusion medicine Incompatible cross-match and positive serology for VDRL; the panic values differ in each lab and the route of the communication is at the discretion
of the lab director

critical value

Critical results Lab medicine A lab result from a Pt that must be reported immediately to care provider, which may require urgent therapeutic action. See Decision levels.
Critical values in the laboratory
Chemistry
Analyte  SI units US units
Calcium < 1.65 mmol/L  < 6.6 mg/dl
   > 2.22 mmol/L   > 12.9 mg/dl
Glucose  < 2.60 mmol/L  < 46 mg/dl
       > 26.9 mmol/L   > 484 mg/dl
K+  < 2.8 mmol/L  < 2.8 mEq/L
    > 6.2 mmol/L  > 6.2 mEq/L
      > 8.0 mmol/L if hemolyzed
Na+   < 120 mmol/L  < 120 mEq/L
      > 158 mmol/L  > 158 mEq/L
CO2 –plasma  < 11 mmol/L  < 11 mMol
   > 40 mmol/L  > 40 mMol
Hematology, eg blasts or sickle cells on peripheral smear, may indicate leukemia or sickle cell anemia
Microbiology, eg positive gram stain or culture from blood, serosal fluids or CSF, acid-fast stain or positive mycobacterial culture results
Transfusion medicine Incompatible cross-match, positive VDRL

mi·cro·bi·ol·o·gy

(mī'krō-bī-ol'ŏ-jē)
The science concerned with microorganisms, including fungi, protozoa, bacteria, and viruses.

microbiology

the study of MICROORGANISMS.

mi·cro·bi·ol·o·gy

(mī'krō-bī-ol'ŏ-jē)
The science concerned with microorganisms, including fungi, protozoa, bacteria, and viruses.
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