A properly functioning specimen collection
process is an important function for any laboratory to have in place.
Automated specimen collection
must be differentiated from automated specimen processing.
A change in specimen collection
protocols in 1995, from direct touch/lesion aspirates to swab specimens in transport medium, has resulted in a decline in successful identification of virions in lesion specimens in Winnipeg from 62% to 75% to approximately 10% (Hazelton, unpub.
Barcode specimen collection
uses three hardware components: a barcode scanner, a label printer, and a handheld device or PC for viewing order information and entering relevant comments.
(17.) Validation and verification of tubes for venous and capillary blood specimen collection
; approved guideline.
Testing can be delayed after specimen collection
by up to four hours at room temperature, and longer if refrigerated, without the additional cost of transport media.
In our experiences, the most effective methods of specimen collection
from virus-induced blisters (or ulcers) involve opening the vesicle with a 26-gauge needle.
Because specimen collection
is just one of their many job functions, it is easy to see why mislabeling errors can be even higher in specimens they collect.
For more than 60 years, BD has served as the pioneer and leader in the science of specimen collection
. Over that time, we have developed deep expertise that complements our comprehensive product portfolio.
and management is administered by care providers in dynamic, often-distracting environments.
Urine specimen collection
varies considerably, depending on the setting in which the specimen is collected.