Proced./White Ct/Self-Help

John Gentile yjgent at home.com
Sat Feb 3 11:29:47 EST 2001

First of all WBC's in a fluid are there for a reason and THAT has to be
figured out before you try to get rid of the WBCs. If there is an infection
trying to reduce the WBCs without getting rid of the infection can turn into
a life threatening situation. Exactly what kind of "fluid" are we talking
about, and what kind of WBC count? There are many body fluids some of which
are considered sterile and should not have a significant WBC count - note
the word "significant". Another thing to consider is what kind of WBC you
are talking about - there are several and the different ones respond to
different kinds of situations.

I think you are getting into a dangerous situation in trying to do this home
therapy. To set up a home lab for someone who doesn't know the basics would
be far too complicated to explain the process and the very expensive
equipment needed. A "Neubauer" chamber goes for over $100 and is fragile -
you always need a spare. A good microscope to discern cellular differences
costs thousands of $$. Stains may be restricted because of chemical hazards
and can't be bought at the local pharmacy.

Sorry, but I'm not going to try to explain the procedure. Pseudo science and
pseudo medicine is a danger to all.

John Gentile                                    Rhode Island Apple Group
yjgent at home.com                                      President
 "I never make mistakes, I only have unexpected learning opportunities"

> From: kuriyama at my-deja.com
> Organization: Deja.com
> Newsgroups: bionet.microbiology
> Date: Sat, 03 Feb 2001 01:12:15 GMT
> Subject: Proced./White Ct/Self-Help
> I need help in figuring out the total white cell
> count in a fluid.  I have access to a microscope
> and can purchase the rest of the supplies.  It is a
> long story about why I cannot go through a good
> lab, but here is a brief explanation - I am doing
> alternative therapies to lower the total white cell
> count down (not in blood-this is not a life
> threating situation).  I do know it is high.  Can
> anyone explain the procedure for determining total
> white cell count, as well as  what kind of slide
> covers to purchase, stain, grids, ect. needed for
> this situation. Thank you- Randy
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