The views and opinions expressed in these videos are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect COPAN's official policy, recommendation or position. Always read the manufacturer’s package insert for specific instructions regarding specimen collection and transport for the type of test kit being used.
Specimen Collection Tools of the Trade
Welcome to this most informative series of demonstrations of specimen collection for diagnostic microbiology. Receiving appropriately collected specimen in the laboratory is absolutely essential. This video series can provide some of the support you need for sample collection
This video provides an informative overview of the importance of proper specimen collection and the tools are available.
The videos 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), and has had a long term interest in specimen management and clinical relevance.