Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Look at Clinical Microscope

 The light microscope is perhaps the most well-known and well-used tool in the laboratory. Yet, some laboratorians may be unaware of the full range of features available in today’s light microscopes. Since the cost of an instrument increases with its quality and versatility, the best instruments should be fully examined and understood from a practical use standpoint in order to gain the most advantageous cost/benefit ratio.

Most laboratorians know that the practice of viewing and analyzing small objects does not simply involve a high degree of magnification. Rather, when it comes to viewing and analyzing specimens, the biggest concerns tend to involve:
  • Obtaining sufficient contrast
  • Finding the focal plane
  • Obtaining good resolution
  • Recognizing the subject when one sees it

Read more:
Up Close: A Look at Clinical Microscopy 

Source: MedicalLab Management
Image credits: Fraser Smith & L.J Smith

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