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Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

What is PCR? Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a relatively fast and simple laboratory technique that can detect a nucleic acid fragment by the amplification of small segments of DNA. PCR is now a common and often necessary technique used in medical and biological research for a variety of applications …

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Oocyte Identification (OI)

Introduction Oocyte identification is the process of identification oocyte during oocyte retrieval from the ovarian follicles. Oocyte retrieval is a technique used in in vitro fertilization in order to look for, and pick up oocyte-cumulus complexes (COC) from the follicles of the ovaries, enabling fertilization outside the oocyte retrieval based …

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Alert Organisms

Introduction / Definition Alert organisms / condition is one of a specified list of microorganisms / infections, which on identification should be referred to the IPC Lead (Infection & Prevention Committee) to: Investigate possible healthcare associated infection Address possible ongoing transmission risks by advising on control measures Investigate as an …

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Introduction What is HPV? HPV is short for human papillomavirus. There are many different types of HPV and of course, there are more than 100, in fact probably more than 200, HPV types out there. HPV is a different virus than HIV and HSV (herpes). The other thing we should …

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