Removal of living tissue Microscopic examination Used to confirm or establish a diagnosis Establish a diagnosis Follow the course of treatment
Allergens within occlusive patches are applied to normal skin for 48 hours If the client is allergic, erythematous skin reaction will occur Pt should discontinue any antihistamines 2 days before the test
Fluid from a vesicle is applied to a glass slide, stained and examined under a microscope, used to diagnosis herpes zoster, herpes simplex, varicella
Immunofluorescence is the labeling of antibodies or antigens with fluorescent
An ultraviolet light Certain disease producing bacteria and fungi show characteristic color Identifies tinea capitis
Identifies the agent that causes allergies or dermatitis Similar to a TB test.
Scratch test (also known as a puncture or prick test). Done on the forearm or back Scrape the skin Examine the skin under microscope
Culture and Sensitivity -Determines the presence of microorganisms and identifies the antibiotic that will kill or inhibit growth of the microorganism May be of the blood, drainage, or tissue specimens Can isolate specific bacterium Wound cultures › Purulent or suspicious looking exudate Done when S&S of infection are present
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