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Unit 1 Chapter 6

Specimen Collecting and Processing

List labeling of specimen labels Name Identification number Room number Physician Culture site Date of collection Time of collection
List specimens stored in a refrigerator Catheter tips (IV), CSF for viruses Ear:outer Feces (unpreserved) Feces for Clostridium difficile toxin (up to 3 d;>3 d store at -70 C) Sputum Urine (unpreserved)
List specimens stored at room temp Abscess, lesion, wound body fluids CSF for bacteria Ear: inner Feces (preserved) Genital Nasal, N/P, throat Tissue Urine
List Incubation requirements The incubation conditions include both temperature and environmental atmosphere and are determined by the type of specimen and the pathogens that may be detected.
List the questions asked on each specimen for a culture workup What is the specimen source? Does this source have normal bioata, or is it a sterile source? If normal biota is present, what bacteria are found? What are the most likely pathogens in this specimen? What is the colonial morphology of these pathogens?
critical/invasive specimen prioritization and specimens Level 1 amniotic fluid, blood, brain, cerebrospinal fluid, heart valves, pericardial fluid
unpreserved specimen prioritization and specimens Level 2 body fluids (not listed for level 1), bone, drainage from wounds, feces, sputum, tissue
quantitation required specimen prioritization and specimens level 3 catheter tip, urine, tissue for quatitation
preserved specimen prioritization and specimens level 4 feces in preservative, urine in preservative, swabs in holding medium (aerobic and anaerobic)
List the questions asked on each specimen for a culture workup(cont'd) Which medium is demonstrating growth, and what is the purpose of the medium?
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