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 Laboratory Issues - Clinicians

Specimens - Respiratory

  • Respiratory secretions
    • Specimens
      • Pharyngeal swabs
      • Tracheal washes or aspirates
      • Sputum specimens
      • Trans-thoracic lung aspirates
      • Pleural fluid collections
    • Testing
      • Staining
      • Culture
      • Possible DNA amplification
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