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Contamination

Contamination

The soiling or pollution by inferior material, as by the introduction of organisms into a wound or sewage into a stream.

Origin: L. Contaminatio from con =together _ tangere = to touch The act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally) unwanted substances or factors.A substance that contaminates.


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P2 Safety

... with 70% ethanol. I also clean the floor from time to time (not really often), with some detergent. However, I am mostly concerned about airborne contamination. 1) Is it possible to breath in some bacteria when I open the ependorf containing their suspension (mentioned bacteria)? 2) Should I put ...

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by SpellForce
Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:13 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: P2 Safety
Replies: 0
Views: 30

UTI Issue, Need Help

... amscope and tested my urine and seen what looks like Schistosomiasis eggs but never left the usa. And Amoeba. The amoeba could have been a cross contamination issue i don't know how likely that is because i am not a biologist I never had a urine culture done by a doctor. Any help is appreciated.

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by cralesich
Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:40 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: UTI Issue, Need Help
Replies: 1
Views: 188

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... only the buffer but any additive you're using other additive that I used is antimicrobial reagent-tetracycline HCL which is I used for prevent any contamination in the reaction but I think there is no difference after added this reagent, means that OD blank and substrate control still higher.

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by intandiana
Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:59 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: blank and substrate control give OD reads
Replies: 9
Views: 3709

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... I cannot rule out the presence of bacteria for certain, but the findings in your blood film can also be staining artifacts or (bacterial) contamination. This is important to note, since especially some species of Bartonella can indeed cause persistent bacteremia. Furthermore, the petechiae ...

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by snowathlete
Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:08 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
Replies: 16
Views: 9889

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... a very real posibility. I made these smears myself at home and although I took what precautions I could, I cannot discount the possibility of contamination. Thing is, how can I be sure either way? I am considering asking my GP to order a blood culture to see if anything turns up, but I doubt ...

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by biohazard
Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:13 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
Replies: 16
Views: 9889
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