Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
This is one question that is easy to answer, yes ofcourse! But the hard question is WHY?
Why require drug testing? This is to ensure safety of students inside the campus. Also, it sets a standard, that the school is prestigious enough not to accept drug-users. Drugs can cause many adverse effects to the person using it, may it be physically, mentally or socially. It can change one person in many ways. Having a drug user as a student and part of the school isn't a good idea, they can serve as influences to non-users to become potential users, this is in relation to the rampant issue of "peer-pressure." Furthermore, it can be done just as a formality thingy but there's nothing to lose for the part of the school and the incoming students if this is implemented, if you are drug-free why contradict it, right?. :)
BUT WHAT IF IT WAS NOT A REQUIREMENT?
If drug testing isn't a requirement in school, it can also be good in some perspectives. It can give a chance for drug users to go to school, knowing that they will now be apprehended on their choice of being users. People are entitiled to freedom, what if it was their choice to be users? Should they be deprived from learning or going to school? This issue may violate their freedom..
Think about it... Its a very good thought to ponder. Yes, using drugs is bad.. But will you deprive a problematic user from wanting to learn? Will you deprive a user of education?...
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Blood can be used in a wide array of Chemistry studies, as well as Hematological studies.
- Uric Acid
- Testing for Insulin levels
Blood, serum preferred and heparinized blood can be used.
7 & 8. Give 2 other tests that can be used in testing for Insulin levels.
- Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG)
- Casual Plasma Glucose (CPG)
- Red-topped tube
- Grey-topped tube
A pregnant woman has been complaining of having a problem when urinating. She consulted the doctor and has been suspected to have UTI. She was sent to the laboratory for some tests. Will blood be used as a specimen of choice in her situation? If yes, explain. If no, what is the specimen to be used?
ANSWER: No, blood cannot be used as a specimen of choice in this situation. It is because, she has been suspected to have UTI, and in testing for this urine will be the specimen of choice.