Serous Information and Courses from MediaLab, Inc.
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Carr JH, Rodak BF. Body Fluids. In: Clinical Hematology Atlas, 3rd ed. St. Louis, Missouri: Saunders Elsevier; 2009: 231-253.Galagan KA, Blomberg D, Cornbleet PJ, Glassy EF. Color Atlas of Body Fluids: An Illustrated Field Guide Based on Proficiency Testing. Northfield, IL: College of American Pathologists; 2006.Kjeldsberg CR, Knight JA. Body fluids: laboratory examination of amniotic, cerebrospinal, seminal, serous & synovial fluids. Chicago, Illinois: ASCP Press; 1993.McKenzie SB, Williams JL. Morphologic Analysis of Body Fluids in the Hematology Laboratory. In: Clinical Laboratory Hematology, 2nd ed. Upper Sadle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.; 2010: 583-611.
|Select the specific cells listed below that can be found in all types of body fluid.||View Page|
An 18-year-old female incurred a deep penetrating injury of the dorsum of her right foot when a kitchen knife fell from a platter she was carrying while going barefoot. The initial injury partially resolved; however, three days later the foot began to swell, become red, and painful. A deep subcutaneous abscess developed, with a central sinus tract from which a cloudy, serous fluid exuded (see image).
|A Gram stain of the serous exudate is shown in the image. The appropriate report would read:||View Page|
|Match the following terms with the statement that best describes each:||View Page|
|Alcian Blue: Chemistry|
Alcian Blue is a basic dye that has an affinity for acidic tissue elements like mucin. The dye gets its color from the copper in the molecule. The pH of the Alcian Blue staining solution is a critical factor in the staining procedure and has a direct effect on the category of mucins that can be demonstrated with the procedure. The pH of Alcian Blue staining solutions should range from 0.4 to 2.5. Alcian Blue solution with a pH of 1.0 is capable of staining most sulfated acid mucins. These mucins can be found in cartilage, large intestine goblet cells and bronchial serous glands. An alcian blue pH 1.0 stain can be seen in the top image. Alcian Blue solution with a pH of 2.5 is capable of staining carboxylated mucins in connective tissues and cartilage. It is also capable of staining some weakly sulfated acid mucins like those in cervical tissue. An alcian blue pH 2.5 stain is shown in the bottom image.