What is collection and transport of specimen?

What is collection and transport of specimen?

Specimens may be transported through the pneumatic tube system if approved by Pneumatic Tube Administration. This includes blood culture bottles (if placed in plastic carrier), Vacutainer® tubes and swabs. Specimens should be in tightly sealed, leak proof containers and transported in sealable, leak-proof plastic bags.

What is collection and examination of specimen?

There are four steps involved in obtaining a good quality specimen for testing: (1) preparation of the patient, (2) collection of the specimen, (3) processing the specimen, and (4) storing and/or transporting the specimen.

What are the methods of specimen collection?

Specimen collection and processing procedures

  • Avoid patient identification errors.
  • Draw the tubes in the proper sequence.
  • Use proper containers for collection.
  • Mix all tubes ten times by gentle inversion immediately after collection.
  • Do not decant specimens from one type of container into another.

What is specimen transportation?

Specimen Transport. Upon labeling the specimens at the patient’s bedside, the specimens should be placed in a biohazard bag, tube rack, or any other transport carrier required by the testing facility. Transport to the laboratory should be done as soon as possible after collection.

What is the purpose of specimen collection?

Specimen collection is the process of obtaining tissue or fluids for laboratory analysis or near-patient testing. It is often a first step in determining diagnosis and treatment (Dougherty and Lister, 2004).

Why is specimen collection important?

It is a foundational principle for any laboratory test procedure that the value of the test is compromised or even negated by using specimens that have not been properly collected, labelled, handled or stored prior to and during the testing process.

What is purpose of specimen collection?

An accurate specimen collection technique is essential to reduce the risk of contamination, which can lead to inaccurate results and inappropriate treatment (Brekle and Hartley, 2014), and can result in a longer length of hospital stay (Dougherty and Lister, 2015).

What is the meaning of specimen collection?

Specimen collection is the process of obtaining tissue or fluids for laboratory analysis or near-patient testing.

What means specimen collection?

Why do we collect specimen?

What’s a specimen collection?

What is the best way to transport specimen collected for laboratory analysis?

Specimens should be placed in tightly sealed containers; the containers should be free of any external spillage, and the specimens should be transported in plastic biohazard ziplock bags. 2. Collect the specimen from the actual site of infection, avoiding contamination from adjacent tissues or secretions.

What is the specimen collection&transport guide?

Download the Specimen Collection & Transport Guide to provide a handy reference for you and your staff. It contains detailed instructions on requisitions, irreplaceable sample handling, collection procedures, infectious substances, and more.

How to transport specimen to the laboratory?

Specimens are transported in sterile screw-cap tubes. Handle as Emergency specimen: hand carry to laboratory. 2. At least one tube (second or third collection) must be sent to bacteriology first, before other studies such as cell count and chemistries are done.

How is an eye specimen collected and transported?

Specimen collection and transport NOTE: Most eye specimens are collected by an ophthalmologist. These specimens are inoculated onto culture media at the bedside, in the clinic or the physician’s office. A variety of techniques are used to collect material from different parts of the eye.

What is the best way to collect a specimen?

If a specimen is to be collected through intact skin, cleanse the skin first. For example, use 70% alcohol followed by iodine solution (1 to 2% tincture of iodine or 10% solution of povidone-iodine). Prevent burn by tincture of iodine by removing excess after specimen has been collected. j.