Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Wound Sample Collection Video

COPAN Diagnostics, a company committed to new innovations and education in the field of preanalytics, have announced the release of the second in a series of free educational videos intended to demonstrate best practices for specimen collection. On the heels of the success of the first video in the series, nasopharyngeal swab sample collection, this week COPAN will launch the video featuring wound collection using ESwab™.

ESwab™ comprises of 1 mL of Liquid Amies and a FLOQSwab™ and is a universal liquid based, multipurpose, collection and preservation system that maintains viability of aerobic, anaerobic and fastidious bacteria for up to 48 hours at refrigerator and room temperature.

This and all of the videos in the series were produced in partnership with Dr. J. Michael Miller, Director of Microbiology Technical Services, a private consulting service for diagnostic labs. Dr. Miller previously spent 35 years with the Center for Disease Control (CDC), where his focus was specimen management and clinical relevance. He has authored numerous publications on the topic of proper specimen collection including A Guide to Specimen Management in Clinical Microbiology, published by American Society for Microbiology Press. Dr. Miller has also established and currently manages ClinMicroNet, the largest international listserv for microbiology laboratory directors, and he is the co-founder of DivC Net listserv for clinical microbiologists.

To access the videos, please go to COPAN.

Posted by Tim Sandle