Clinical Specimen Collection and Examination Quiz

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Which clinical samples can be examined in the laboratory?

Urine, blood, cerebrospinal fluid, stool, upper respiratory tract specimens, lower respiratory tract specimens, sexually transmitted diseases, purulent exudates, wounds, and abscesses

What are the ideal transport timings for specimens to be transported to the laboratory?

Within 30 minutes of collection, preferably within 2 hours

What are examples of common sources of microbes for specimen collection?

Body fluids, tissues, foods, water, and soil

What are examples of sampling devices used for removing specimens?

Sterile swab, syringe, special transport system

What are transport media designed to do?

Preserve the viability of bacteria during transport

Study Notes

Clinical Samples for Laboratory Examination

  • Various clinical samples can be examined in the laboratory, including blood, urine, cerebrospinal fluid, tissues, and swab samples.

Ideal Transport Timings for Specimens

  • Timely transportation of specimens to the laboratory is crucial, ideally within 1-2 hours for optimal results.

Sources of Microbes for Specimen Collection

  • Common sources of microbes for specimen collection include skin, respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract, and wounds.

Sampling Devices for Specimen Collection

  • Examples of sampling devices used for removing specimens include swabs, needles, syringes, and biopsy forceps.

Purpose of Transport Media

  • Transport media are designed to maintain the viability of microorganisms during transportation, preventing contamination and degradation of the specimen.

Test your knowledge of clinical specimen collection and examination with this quiz. Learn about the different types of samples that can be examined in the laboratory, including urine, blood, and more.

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