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Medical Lab Technician Library Resources


Gram Stain HD Animation

Gram staining is a method used by clinical lab technicians to identify different cells. This tutorial explains the gram stain method and how it works on the cellular level.

Tour of the Cell

This tutorial, created by the National Science Foundation, provides a comprehensive tour of cells.

Virtual Bacterial Identification Tutorials

This page features exercises created by Dr. Alan Cann, the author of several authoritative texts on virolgy and microbiology.

General Information

Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms including bacteria, viruses, and parasites.

This is a microscopic image of Tuberculosis using the Ziehl-Neelsen Stain Method (

For a general overview of microbes, click on this link to read Undestanding Microbes: In Sickness and in Health, created by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Journals and Books