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specimen

 [spes´ĭ-men]
a small sample or part taken to show the nature of the whole, such as a small quantity of urine for urinalysis or a small fragment of tissue for microscopic study.
clean-catch specimen (clean-voided specimen) a urine specimen obtained after the external urethral area is washed with a liquid soap and rinsed well; then the patient starts a urinary stream, stops it, and voids into a sterile specimen container. The purpose of obtaining such a specimen is to minimize contamination by external organisms. Called also midstream specimen.
midstream specimen clean-catch specimen.
sputum specimen a sample of mucous secretion from the bronchi and lungs; see also sputum specimen.

spec·i·men

(spes'ĭ-mĕn), Avoid the misspelling speciman.
A small part, or sample, of any substance or material obtained for testing.
[L. fr. specio, to look at]

specimen

/spec·i·men/ (spes´ĭ-men) a small sample or part taken to show the nature of the whole, as a small quantity of urine for analysis, or a small fragment of tissue for microscopic study.

specimen

(spĕs′ə-mən)
n.
1. An individual, item, or part representative of a class or whole.
2. An organism, part of an organism, or fossil that has been collected and usually preserved, especially for display or scientific research.
3. A sample, as of tissue, blood, or urine, used for analysis and diagnosis.
4. Informal An individual; a person: a disagreeable specimen.

specimen

[spes′imən] pl. specimens
Etymology: L, specere, to look
a small sample of something intended to show the nature of the whole, such as a urine specimen.

specimen

A small sample of something–cells, organ, organism, plasma, tissue, whatever, that represents a whole, from which a diagnosis is rendered or other determination of said object's nature is made. See Fasting specimen, Fingerstick specimen, Frozen specimen, Rejected specimen.

spec·i·men

(spes'i-mĕn)
A small part or sample of any substance or material obtained for testing.
[L. fr. specio, to look at]

specimen

a whole or part of an organism used as an example or illustration.

specimen

a small sample or part taken to show the nature of the whole, such as a small quantity of urine for urinalysis, or a small fragment of tissue for microscopic study.

specimen artifacts
changes in tissues or other samples for laboratory examination, caused by the collection, transport, fixing, section cutting, staining or other procedural manipulations.
forensic specimen
specimen collected in the knowledge that there will probably be litigation relating to the case. Requires complete, accurate identification of the specimen and the patient and client, and that a separate reserve specimen be kept for any further testing required by the court. All containers should be sealed so that they cannot be tampered with, and preferably in the presence of witnesses.
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A poorly collected specimen with an incorrect answer and inappropriate treatment resulting in patient dissatisfaction, is now cause for legal examination and action.
Data were presented that documented the following: 1) the number of hemolyzed specimens per location relative to those from the ED, 2) the correlation of specimen processing times and STAT TATS in order to evaluate whether extended laboratory processing times contributed to specimen hemolysis, and 3) anecdotal qualitative blood collection observations.
The objectives of the simultaneous treatment shown in Figure 2(e) are to remove water during the compressive deformation process, and to dry the specimen during the fixation and steam discharging processes.
v] in the specimen 1 at the end of heating in the time of 60 second is shown in Fig.
Methodology: This was a retrospective study conducted from January 2011 to December 2015 on 450 specimens of transurethral prostatectomy performed for benign prostate hyperplasia.
Then, the processing was streamlined without compromising the essential collection steps or specimen quality.
The specimens were planned on four sides to the size of 50 mm x 50 mm x 1500 mm (structural size) and 50 mm x 50 mm x 200 mm (small clear specimen) which were prepared according to [13,14-15].
A previous Q-Probes study of 122 blood bank laboratories performed in 2007 determined normative rates of mislabeled specimens submitted to blood banks and the rates of instances in which specimen tubes contained blood belonging to another patient (so-called wrong blood in tube [WBIT]), and examined laboratory and hospital practices that the study designers thought might influence those rates.
Urine specimens were collected from a total of 70 persons with Zika virus disease, and in 65 (93%) of the cases, the urine specimen was positive by RT-PCR (Figure).
This department was selected due to the high volumes of biopsies obtained from oncology patients in one procedure, with this identified in literature as posing an increased risk of specimen handling errors (Kim et al, 2013; Sehgal, Booth, & Cameron, 2012).
Specimen from eye, internal ear or genital tract should never be refrigerated.
The colour of specimens varied considerably more than in those seen in April and it was agreed that the bright green specimen from April fell within the colour range of the species.