SPUTUM SAMPLES PROCESSING IN THE FACE OF COVID-19

GUIDELINE FOR PROCESSING SPUTUM SAMPLES IN CLINICAL LABORATORIES

The respiratory specimens of patients could harbor COVID 19 virus. Therefore, the processing of respiratory specimens should be done with caution. Wrong practices in handling specimens can contribute to transmission of the virus. This guideline is aimed at strengthening existing
practices on processing of sputum samples and should be used by all laboratory personnel.

Author: SLCM

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