Methodology: This was a retrospective study conducted from January 2011 to December 2015 on 450 specimens
of transurethral prostatectomy performed for benign prostate hyperplasia.
A Guide to Specimen
Management in Clinical Microbiology, 3rd Edition
At SKMC, pediatric specimens
are currently collected into a capillary blood collection microtube, obtained mainly from infants and newborns.
11] compared the performance of the structural timber in compression parallel and small clear specimens
where he states that the compression strength of the structural specimen
value has a good agreement between the compression strength provided in the DNA-ECS (Portuguese Nationally Determined Parameters of Eurocode 5) based on the small clear specimen
To reduce the risk of error, American Association of Blood Banks standards require that patient blood sample tubes have affixed to them labels bearing at least 2 unique patient identifiers and the dates on which specimens
RT-PCR was routinely performed on urine, serum, or saliva specimens
collected within 21 days of symptom onset.
All remaining incidents were compared against the total numbers of specimens
documented on the intra-operative Patient Information Management System and destined for the histology department, in order to establish the denominator and true significance of the issue (Table 1).
These flaws during collection/ transport of specimens
to the lab if taken care of can go a long way in tremendously improving the test results helping in better diagnosis and treatment decisions.
I have recently taken an interest in Stauromedusae, having collected two single specimens
over the last 10 years.
These factors, with a concomitant increase in disposable income and available leisure time for people in wealthier countries, have combined to call forth quantities of specimens
unimaginable to collectors of a century ago.
Issues common to all clinical specimens
submitted for microbiological testing include not only proper identification, but also collection techniques that maximize recovery of microbiological pathogens and minimize contamination.
When hemolyzed specimens
are analyzed, the accuracy and reliability of test results are drawn into question.