Specimen Processing Annual Competency

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  • 1. 
    A label on a specimen container should be labeled with the following information:
    • A. 


    • B. 

      Unique Identifier (MR#)

    • C. 

      Date of collection

    • D. 

      Time of Collection

    • E. 

      Signature of Collector

  • 2. 
    The detection of CMV DNA from urine, respiratory secretions, blood, stool, CSF, or other body fluids within the first 3 weeks of life is the traditional means of confirming the diagnosis of congenital CMV infection. What is the preferred sample source for confirming the diagnosis of congenital CMV infection in newborns?
  • 3. 
    What must accompany the specimen and requisition for all HIV related tests?
  • 4. 
    A physician calls the laboratory about a patient with suspected acute mealses infection. What specimens and testing would you recommend for diagnosis?
    • A. 

      NP Aspirate for rapid antigen detection

    • B. 

      Lesion scraping for rapid antigen detection

    • C. 

      Conjuntival swab for rapid antigen detection

    • D. 

      Serum for IgM and IgG serologies

  • 5. 
    A patient's urine specimen was positive for BK virus with 23,000 cp/ml four months ago. The plasma at that time was negative for BKV. What would you order on the urine?
  • 6. 
    What would you order on the plasma?
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