SWABS DON'T DO THE JOB. Let’s optimize patient care!. Which would you send to the lab?. Which organisms do you want to know about?. Swabs can only sample the surface. Superficial. Deep. Limitations of swabs. Limitations of swabs. TB and fungus are not detected from swabs
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Let’s optimize patient care!
Swabs can only sample the surface
Limitations of swabs
You can always cut off a piece and place in a STERILE container!
An effective culture from a sterile site requires 5 plates, a broth and a gram stain, if you have 10 bacteria on the swab what are the chances that you will get the result you are looking for?
Swabs don’t do the job