The committee that wrote the report presumed that a successful AFHS management program could be implemented but had no way of knowing whether it would work as they envisioned. That presumption has now been confirmed and the once-speculative potential of the program has been realized. The assets have generated continuous interest from researchers, as evidence by the more than 80 inquiries and requests between 2012 and 2014, something that is especially encouraging considering that it has not been possible t
Remember that performing this procedure may generate droplets and/or aerosols, which can expose healthcare workers to these pathogens. It is therefore essential that appropriate PPE (gloves, apron, FFP2 respirator and a visor) is worn when performing this procedure. Special containers for the collection of fungal samples (eg Dermapak®) can be obtained from the microbiology department.
In children, stool specimen are frequently collected to identify parasites and microorganisms that cause diarrhoea. Please specify whether the sample is a routine (admission) screening sample or an investigation for suspected intestinal infection. If viral gastroenteritis (eg norovirus, rotavirus) is suspected, the stool specimen should be sent to the virology laboratory. To exclude a bacterial cause a second stool specimen can be sent to the microbiology laboratory. ’Broken Needle Technique’ (breaking
There are several ways of ensuring that collection of specimens is consistent with the repository protocol and consent. The following are three examples but are all-inclusive. When a repository accepts biospecimens from submitting-investigators, the repository protocol to be reviewed by the IRB should include:
The specimens, which are then mounted on sheets of stiff white paper, are labelled with all essential data, such as date and place found, description of the plant, altitude, and special habitat conditions. The sheet is then placed in a protective case. As a precaution against insect attack, the pressed plant is frozen or poisoned, and the case disinfected.No matter method of preservation, detailed information on where and when the plant was collected, habitat, color (since it may fade over time), and the na