[Authentic] LABARATORY REPORT REQUIREMENTS

LABARATORY REPORT REQUIREMENTS
You are required to submit a laboratory report based on one of the experiments you performed during the practical block. Experiments you may chose from are;
Calculation of viral titre by plaque assay
Calculation of 50% Egg infectious dose of influenza virus (TCID50)
Haemagglutination Assay (HA)
Haemagglutination Inhibition Assay (HI)- THE EXPERIMENT THAT I CHOSE!!!
Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for HIV specific antibody test (Demonstration 4)
Formatting requirements
Up to 1500 words maximum
12 point font
Double spaced
Referencing – Vancouver style
Your laboratory report must include
Name and student ID at the top of every page
Title/Technique Page
Aim
Introduction
Methods
Results
Discussion
Conclusion
Item
Description
Format requirements
Sticking to format requirements, turnitin requirements and having each section of the lab report
Title/technique:
Title of technique
Aim:
Brief aim of the experiment – what is the purpose of the experiment? (usually one line)
Introduction:
Introduction/background to the experiment. For example, what is the purpose of the experiment and what will it measure? How is it used?
Methods
Explain in detail how you performed the experiment, so it could be repeated by a colleague exactly as you did it. Include the methods for any calculations (if required)
Results:
Record the results of the experiment. Include data tables, calculations (set so they are easy to follow and understand). Include figure and table legends. Drawn diagrams and computer generated graphs of results are acceptable.
Discussion:
Did your results show the predicted outcome? Why? Why not? Discuss the robustness and reproducibility of the technique/experiment. Did anything not work correctly? Was it easy to use? Discuss the sensitivity of the technique/experiment. Discuss how the technique/experiment is used in virology, research laboratories and/or clinical diagnosis. Also discuss whether there could be any improvements on the technique and or any limitations of the technique (for example does it have temperature dependant parts, require instruments for a read out, require trained staff, require many kits, is it sensitive, does it take a long time to get a result?)
Conclusion:
Summarise the technique, its robustness as a detection assay and usefulness in laboratory settings and clinical diagnostics
Referencing
Make sure you use Vancouver style referencing.
 

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