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Analysis of Body Fluids Core Course

Overview

The Body Fluids Core Course provides students with an overview of body fluid types, their composition, methods of analysis and clinical significance. It is intended to serve the basic educational needs of healthcare professionals who are involved in the fields of laboratory medicine.

 

Learning Objectives
  • An overview of the three major categories of body fluids and their functions
  • Discuss indications for testing BFs and the different tests that may be performed
  • Review testing methodologies and technologies used to perform BF analysis
  • Examine laboratory findings and their clinical significance

 

Course Duration

1 hour

Section 1 | Overview of Body Fluids

Review major categories of body fluids and biochemical tests that may be ordered on body fluids. Explore the advantages and the disadvantages of automated methods.
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Section 1 Quiz | Overview of body fluids

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Section 2 | Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)

Review what Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) is and where it is synthesized. Explore its functions as well as indications for CSF analysis.
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Section 2 Quiz | Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)

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Section 3 | Serous Fluids

Review the definition of serous fluids and its types. Define the location of pleural fluid and its ndications.
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Section 3 Quiz | Serous Fluids

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Section 4 | Synovial Fluid

Review the synovial fluid and its functions. Explore the indications for synovial fluid analysis and anticoagulants used for synovial fluid analysis.
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Section 4 Quiz | Synovial Fluid

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