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Clinical Specimen Collection is a Course

Clinical Specimen Collection

Started Mar 11, 2021

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Culture results are dependent on the quality of the specimen submitted; therefore, it is essential that appropriate specimens be collected with accuracy and care following rules or principles to collect microbiology specimens which will accurately reflect the development of any disease (pathogenesis) of the microbiological agent. This course covers collecting good clinical specimens across a number of specimen types, including: blood, soft tissue, urine, stool, and respiratory cultures.

Specimen collection for bacterial cultures is of primary importance because culture results provide critical information to guide the optimal treatment of infections with antibiotics.


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