Lab Diagnosis of Parasitic Disease

Quantitative Buffy Coat (QBC) Test

Last updated on May 31st, 2021Two methods, thick and thin blood smear microscopy are regarded as the “gold standard” for the diagnosis of malaria. Quantitative Buffy Coat is another direct and rapid test for the […]

Difference Between

Taenia solium vs. Taenia saginata 

Last updated on June 11th, 2021Taeniasis is the parasitic infection of humans caused by adult tapeworm species; i.e. Taenia saginata (beef tapeworm), Taenia solium  (pork tapeworm), or Taenia asiatica (Asian tapeworm). T. solium and T. saginata have a worldwide distribution but […]

Fecal Transplant
Bacteriology

Fecal Transplant: Principle, Procedure, Uses

Last updated on June 2nd, 2021Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) also known as fecal bacteriotherapy or intestinal microbiota transplantation (IMT),  is a novel approach used to treat Clostridioides difficile infections (CDI). It involves infusing intestinal flora […]

Bacteriology

Staphylococcus vs. Micrococcus

Last updated on June 11th, 2021Staphylococcus and Micrococcus both are Gram-positive cocci (GPC).  Both of these cocci are non-motile, non-sporing, and catalase positive. Both of these organisms are normal flora of the skin and mucous membranes […]

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Bacteriology

Neisseria gonorrhoeae vs. Neisseria meningitides

Last updated on June 11th, 2021Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Neisseria meningitides are Gram negative diplococci (kidney bean-shaped) with flattened sides.  They are characteristically found inside polymorphonuclear leucocytes. They are non-sporing, non-motile and oxidase positive. They have […]

Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic cells
Bacteriology

Prokaryotic Cell vs. Eukaryotic Cell

Last updated on June 23rd, 2021All living cells can be classified as either prokaryotic or eukaryotic. Bacteria are prokaryotic, while fungi, protozoa, and other organisms are eukaryotic. Eukaryotic cells contain a nucleus with a nuclear […]