Here are the top 5 offenders in sample collection and transportation today:
How is your lab addressing these issues?
Varied Swabs – Some swabs absorb less organisms and many will not survive transport
Unprotected Bins – While awaiting pickup, samples are subjected to a range of varied ambient temperatures
Hot Cargo – The sample may degrade further while lab couriers make their rounds
Pressure Exposure – Air transported samples are subjected to high pressures
Dead Samples – Many samples arrive without live organisms
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