This shows 4 different blood samples. The reddish color of three of the samples is caused by hemolysis of the blood cells (color is due to the hemoglobin molecule that is released from the red blood cells). Hemolysis is due to poor blood collection techniques. The serum (liquid portion of the blood) is normally straw colored.

Isotonix are health supplements that are easily digestible because when mixed with the water they become "isotonic", or the same osmotic pressure as surrounding cells and body fluids.  (See blog for details about isotonix.)


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Rod shaped bacteria
These are rod shaped bacteria, such as E. coli. Medical technologists isolate and identify bacteria and other pathogens so physicians can prescribe the correct medication to treat and heal their patients.