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Intro Clinical Lab


CLIA To ensure quality laboratory results and to protect patients from inaccurate test results, all laboratories examining human specimens for diagnosis, prevention, or treatment must be certified by DHHS
Hazard Communication Standard Employees also have the right to know the chemical dangers of their occupations Orientation before handling chemical or biohazardous material and tour of facility safety equipment is also regulated by OSHA
Top: Red Indicates a flammability hazard.
Right: Yellow Indicates a chemical reactivity hazard.
Left: Blue Indicates a health hazard.
Bottom: White Indicates a special hazard such as radiation.
MSDS Form prepared by the manufacturer that describes a substance's physical and chemical properties, health hazards, precautions, and first aid measures.
Foundation System Base, arm, and stage
Illumination System Light source and condensor
Magnification System Ocular and objectivelenses, and focusing knobs.
Stage Horizontal platform that supports the object being observed. The stage-clip holds the object firmly on the stage.
Light Source Consists of a light-bulb housed in the base that illuminates the object. A control knob (rheostat) is usually available to regulate the intensity of light.
Iris Diaphragm A shutter mechanism situated on the bottom of the condenser that can be opened and closed to regulate the amount of light passing through the object.
Ocular A monocular or binocular eyepiece that contains a lense to magnify the image formed by the objective lenses.
Objectives Most microscopes contain three objective lenses mounted on a revolving nosepiece for quick change of objective magnification powers.
Resolution Measures how small and close objects can be and still be recognizable. The naked eye can resolve two dots 0.25 mm apart from each. Any closer and the two dots appear to be one dot.
Course Adjustment Large focusing knob that moves the stag up and down for rapid focusing.
Hazardous Substances Chemicals and gases
Infectious Agents Bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic, and rickettsial agents.
OSHA Requires employers to take steps to ensure employee safety and to provide training regarding occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Harmful Physical Agents Noise, heat, and radiation
Hazard Identification System
Created by: itsdelis