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Laboratory Equipment

TermDefinition
Lpf Low power field
Hpf High power field
Centrifuge
Centrifugal force The force exerted causing heavier materials to move to the outer or bottom portion of a container
Compound microscope Microscope having more than one lens
Iris diaphragm Controls the amount of light that shines on a slide
Objective lens Lens’ of varying power used for magnifying
Ocular lens Eyepiece
Supernatant Liquid portion left on top after centrifugation
Volumetric Referring to glassware used for measuring
Thermal Having properties related to heat or corrosion
Buffy coat
Middle layer of leukocytes and platelets in sample after having been centrifuged
Serum Liquid portion of blood lacking clotting factors
Liquid portion of whole blood
Plasma
Formed elements Collection of the cell after centrifugation
Clibration Determining the accuracy of an instrum by comparing known standards with its output
Placing something under liquid or water
Process used to enlarge an object for viewing
To arrange in order or into a straight line
To arrange I order or into a straight line
The curved upper surface of liquid in a container
The curved upper surface of liquid in a container
Calibration
Immersion
Magnification
Alignment
Focus Bring an object into clear view
Meniscus
Pipette Glassware used for measuring and transferring
Disintegration of something by a destructive agent
Condition of being able to withstand or there being no response
Equipment used for separating plasma or serum from the formed elements of a sample
Resistant
Created by: Amberpk15