Medical Lab Science for Non-Labbies by AlexanderD

Champion(s):

VerandaGardener
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Runner(s)-Up:

UllspergerA


Quiz Description

In celebration of National Medical Laboratory Week, here are 12 questions you should get even if you've never sat for an ASCP board, let alone know what one is.

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Questions:

BACTERIOLOGY FOR METAL HEADS: A species of Bacillus - and the disease this particular species causes - lends its name to a thrash-metal band that was started in New York City in 1981. Named one of the "Big Four" in heavy metal during the 1980s, what band was so named after founder Scott Ian saw it in a biology textbook?

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Anthrax

HISTOLOGY FOR WOODWORKERS: A common stain for reading and interpreting cell chemistry and morphology shares its name with what surname, from the Old English meaning "worker or shaper or wood"? It forms part of a long-running PBS series set in a wood shop.

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Wright

PHLEBOTOMY FOR WIL WHEATON: Not to be confused with the collecting of blood samples for testing, phlebotinum is a deus ex machina device that demonstrates that "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic". Who first proposed this rule, his third?

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Arthur C. Clarke (edited at 1:40 pm, April 22, 2016 (MDT))

HEMATOLOGY FOR TELENOVELA FANS: change one letter of the three-letter acronym for erythrocytes, and you get the name of a Mexican pop band whose members were featured on the telenovela series "Rebelde". Name the band.

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RBD

CHEMISTRY FOR AVIATORS: A simple mnemonic to remember to check for levels of enzymes as indicators of pancreatitis is Pan Am Lips (Pancreatits, Amylase, Lipase). Whose Pan Am Lips played the role of Maggie Ryan in the short-lived ABC series "Pan Am"?

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Christina Ricci

BLOOD MORPHOLOGY FOR ATHLETES: in 2010, the NCAA instituted mandatory screening for what genetic trait, clinically manifest in the formation of drepanocytes due to an abnormality in the hemoglobin?

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Sickle-cell

BODY FLUIDS FOR FAKE BANDS: David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel, or Derek Smalls could not help a doctor perform what procedure, the chief way to obtain a sample of CSF?

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Spinal Tap

MYCOLOGY FOR ARTISTS: India ink, used in the microscopic detection of yeasts - primarily Candida albicans - is also used for drawing and outlining comic books. Modern-day India ink is composed of what fine soot combined with water and/or shellac?

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lampblack

PARASITOLOGY FOR CARD PLAYERS: a taenia egg, containing a round oncosphere surrounded by a corona radiata shell, is said to resemble what poker table fixture due to its radial striations?

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Poker chips

BLOOD BANKING FOR QUIZZERS: the name of a blood type system, abbreviated Fy, shares its name with an actor & one-time game show host whose son appeared as a sportswriter on a season 1 episode of "Sports Jeopardy!". What is the last name of the actor who hosted season 1 of "Bingo America"?

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Duffy

LAB SAFETY FOR ROAMING GNOMES: what "amazing" mnemonic is used to remember what to do in case of a fire - involving moving people out of harm's way, signaling the danger, containing it, and putting it out - and not what to do with a trip won on a game show sponsored by Travelocity?

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RACE (Rescue, Alarm, Contain, Extinguish)

COAGULATION FOR ROYALS: three of what monarch's children - Prince Leopold and Princesses Anne & Beatrice - passed hemophilia through the royal families of Spain, Germany and Russia through the 19th & 20th centuries?

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Queen Victoria