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You are working in a hospital laboratory's Microbiology department as a Medical Technologist. You began work on the pictured test requisition and specimen in the microbiology lab at 19:42 on October 18, 2017. The current time is 20:27 on October 18, 2017.

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Specimen Label
Name: Harvey Livingston
Patient ID: 00701Doctor: Lewis
Date: October 18, 2017 Time: 19:42
Specimen Type: Blood
Click on LIS tab above to access the test requisition.

As the Medical Technologist in your hospital Microbiology Laboratory, you will need to assess the specimen for acceptability of testing, properly process the specimen for culture, interpret the microscopic examination and culture results, identify any pathogens and provide susceptibility testing if required. You will be required to submit a final report to the physician.

Activity

  Based on your examination of the test request and submitted specimen, is the sample acceptable for further processing?

Click one of the choices below and justify your decision in the text box, documenting why it is acceptable or what must be corrected before processing can be continued. Then click submit.

No, unable to continue request
Yes, able to continue specimen processing
Submit Button

 

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Harvey Livingston