• Live specimens should be placed in sealable containers and put into the freezer for two or three hours to subdue and humanely kill the insects. (osu.edu)
  • CDC will conduct routine testing and typing of CSF, respiratory specimens and stool for enterovirus/rhinovirus, and poliovirus testing of stool specimens to rule out the presence of poliovirus. (cdc.gov)
  • Pathogen-specific testing should continue at hospital or state public health laboratories and may include CSF, sera or whole blood, stool, and respiratory specimens. (cdc.gov)
  • The buccal or oral swab specimens are obtained by massaging the parotid gland area for 30 seconds prior to swabbing the area around Stensen's duct. (cdc.gov)
  • A commercial product designed for the collection of throat specimens or a flocked polyester fiber swab can be used. (cdc.gov)
  • 1. The specimen should be submitted on a swab in a bacterial transport medium. (labcorp.com)
  • For a small specimen, it may be easier to dip a cotton swab into rubbing alcohol and then touch it to the suspected insect. (osu.edu)
  • Early specimen collection has the best chance to yield a cause of AFM. (cdc.gov)
  • If specimens have not been collected or all of the available specimens have been used and no specimen remains, you should repeat specimen collection, when feasible. (cdc.gov)
  • If other than "clean catch", note method of collection on the specimen cup (e.g., obtained by catheterization). (cdc.gov)
  • In addition to unique patient identifiers (e.g., medical records number, specimen identification number) labels should convey the collector's initials, date and time of collection so that law enforcement officials may trace the specimen to the collector should investigations lead to legal action and the collector has to testify that he or she collected the specimen. (cdc.gov)
  • Maintain a list of names with corresponding specimen identification numbers at the collection site so that results can be reported to patients. (cdc.gov)
  • Hemolysis can be caused by rough handling of a blood specimen, leaving the tourniquet on too long (causing blood stasis) or squeezing the tip of the finger too hard during capillary collection, dilution, exposure to contaminants, extremes in temperature, or pathologic conditions. (labcorp.com)
  • Because additives are not interchangeable, it is necessary to consult the specimen requirement field of individual test descriptions to determine the appropriate collection requirements for the test ordered. (labcorp.com)
  • Hospitals and Midwiferies shall check OST within 7 days after the date of birth to verify that the specimen they are responsible for screening has been received by the Department. (ca.gov)
  • According to 49 CFR 173.199(b), if specimens are to be transported by air, either the primary receptacle or the secondary packaging used must be capable of withstanding, without leaking, an internal pressure producing a pressure differential of not less than 95 kPa (0.95 bar, 14 psi). (cdc.gov)
  • A daily reconciling of the hospital Census or Admission Report against OST will allow for timely reporting if a specimen is found that doesn't belong to the hospital. (ca.gov)
  • If a specimen does not belong to your hospital, report Specimen Not Collected at Facility so you won't be billed for it. (ca.gov)
  • If instructed to send specimens to CDC from within the U.S., you must use the CDC Specimen Submission Form (50.34) . (cdc.gov)
  • Molds can be created from 3D printouts instead of the actual specimens, reducing the possibility of damage. (digimorph.org)
  • These were, in particular, due to the absence of a good cryospecimen holder, the inherently low contrast of hydrated specimens and the structural damage due to ice crystals formed during freezing. (springer.com)
  • This fact sheet outlines procedures for submitting insect and damage specimens for identification. (osu.edu)
  • Information provided on labels and lists may prove helpful in correlating the results obtained from CDC's Rapid Toxic Screen and subsequent analysis with the people from whom the specimens were collected. (cdc.gov)
  • The accuracy of any diagnosis or identification depends upon the written information provided, how well the submitted material represents the problem, and the condition in which the specimen arrives. (osu.edu)
  • If the submitted specimens are missing these parts, a precise identification typically cannot be made. (osu.edu)
  • The condition of the specimens affects the accuracy and speed of the identification. (osu.edu)
  • Specimens are numerous and standardizing photographic environment is essential to analyzing them later. (cambridgeincolour.com)
  • Large specimens may require the use of open glass tanks. (amnh.org)
  • This technology not only lets us make casts of the many rare specimens that we scan, but also allows us to scale these models up or down -- so that detailed features on a tiny specimen can be rendered large enough to be seen without the aid of a microscope. (digimorph.org)
  • At the time of their initial description and naming, these specimens had not been fully prepared and the type specimen of T. rex had not even been fully recovered. (wikipedia.org)
  • CM 9380 is the type specimen used to describe Tyrannosaurus rex . (wikipedia.org)
  • 5. Scalp and hair specimens may be selected by placing the patient under an ultraviolet (UV) light (Wood's lamp). (labcorp.com)
  • Specimens typically cannot be identified when they arrive crushed, broken, or moldy, and this will result in a request for additional specimens. (osu.edu)
  • Information detailing how to submit a plant specimen can be obtained from the PPDC website ppdc.osu.edu , your local county Extension office, or by contacting the PPDC by phone (614-292-5006), fax (614-466-9754), or e-mail ( [email protected] ). (osu.edu)
  • In: Revel J-P, Barnard T, Haggis GH (eds) The science of biological specimen preparation. (springer.com)
  • Although the fixative and fluid preservation process causes a chemical alteration of the specimen and can lead to discoloration, shrinking, or swelling of the specimen, these collections are able to last for hundreds of years. (amnh.org)