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Long time no see, Tumblr! I have been busy with personal things and I apologize.
The first of our month of Instrument Shenanigans, the Tigris, our gen-probe analyzer, is a qualitative nucleic acid test based on transcription-mediated amplification which we use for gonorrhea and chlamydia testing in chemistry. At some point in our run, the instrument got contaminated and about 40 patients all tested positive for chlamydia in a batch run. Chlamydia is pictured above in the vacuoles of a cell off a pap smear (we were actually running urines).
Luckily, the tech on the bench was astute enough to notice this before results were filed, so it was all resolved in the end.