Just to give you an idea of how much fun we’re having as medtech students. :)
1. Rubber suckers! So yeah basically, one of the hardest lab practicals (for me), took me lots of practice and I ain’t even confident to face the jury, glad I did fine during the practical exam. Hihi
2. Hemolysis.'Hemolysed sample is a big no! no!' Sir Nat would say. Unlucky CC day for us, we were divided into five groups composed of 7 members. During our lab activity on AST/ALT Determination, our group was the last to perform because our blood samples kept on hemolysing after rimming off the lipid clot and I felt very exhausted because it’s a tiring job starting with veni all over again, plus I’m also getting tired of experiencing pain from veni, last time we had our lab work, I was hit 3 times, left and right median cubital and one cephalic vein.
3. The Art of Blood Smear. Probably the most challenging, most tiring, and most frustrating. It took me lots of practice to achieve the 'not-too-thick-not-too-thin-blood-smear-with-feathery-edges.' I think it took me 2 boxes of glass slides before finally being happy with my blood smears.
4. Manual RBC Counting. The most hurting to the eyes, I guess. Using the hemocytometer, we have to count the number of RBCs present per field. The average counting ranges from 400-600 cells, using the formula, total RBC count ref range must fall between 4-6M cells.
I never knew that it could be this challenging and tiring, but eitherway, I am obviously having fun. :)