dipstick microscopy

dipstick microscopy

[′dip‚stik mī′kräs·kə·pē]
(engineering)
A technique for mapping the variation of thickness of a thin liquid film by repeatedly dipping the tip of an atomic force microscope into the film at different locations and calculating its thickness at each location.
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Group (a) UF-100 Dipstick Microscopy RBC, n (b) WBC, n (b) I + + + 450 444 II + - - 49 48 III - + + 9 2 IV - - - 456 482 Va + - + 2 2 (c) Vb - + - 5 (d) 0 VIa + + - 3 (e) 23 (f) VIb - - + 0 0 (a) RBC and WBC counts were cross-checked and classified into groups I to IV according to the manufacturer-defned cutoff value (25 cells/[micro]L or 5 cells/HPF).