Packaging samples

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  • Created on: 06-03-19 15:33
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  • Packaging samples
    • Types of samples
      • -centesis
        • Arthrocentesis - joint fluid
        • Abdominocentesis - abdomen
        • Thoracocentesis - chest (dont hit lung or heart)
        • Cystocentesis - bladder
        • Cardiocentesis - into the heart (only after death/ euthanasia)
        • Pericardiocentesis - pericardial space
      • Solid samples
        • Stones - kidney, bladder, gall bladder
        • Tumours - cytology (cells) histopatholgoy (tissue itself)
        • Scrapes
        • Smears - any type of liquid
      • Infectious samples
        • Swabs
          • Charcoal - good at absorbing toxins, so better for bacteria survival
          • Medium vs no medium? - keep a virus alive
        • Cultures - take temperature into account
    • What to do with samples?
      • Appropriate housing
        • Plastic tube/pot
      • Appropriate labelling
        • animal name
        • what the sample is
        • owner name
        • date and time
    • Sealing samples
      • Limit external contamination
      • include absorbent material
      • seal in an air tight bag
      • Wrap in bubble wrap
      • Attach the lab form

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