Carriers for Medical Samples
Specimen Collection Devices for the Medical Laboratory
The evaluation of medical sample material (for instance smears, blood samples, scrapings) is the most important task of a medical laboratory. Special specimen collection devices are needed to obtain reliable, uncontaminated specimen material.
With the help of sample carriers, bacteriological examinations can be carried out, among other things. For this purpose, the sample material (for example smear material) is cultivated in a Petri dish and examined under the microscope after a certain time. Of course, blood tests, for example cell counting, can also be carried out with the help of specimen collection devices. This includes leukocyte counting with a haemocytometer.
Sampling utensils are used for specimen collection from different parts of the body. They are used, for example, in gynaecology to obtain cell material from the cervix and to check whether altered cells are present.
But it is not only in gynaecology that sampling utensils are used to obtain specimen material. The smear can also be used in other disciplines to detect bacteria or degenerated cells. In otorhinolaryngology, for example, throat smears are common to detect streptococci quickly and reliably.
Depending on the sampling utensil and collection technique, the type of device used serves either only to collect the sample or as a sample carrier with which the collected sample can also be transported directly to the laboratory.
With the help of culture media, bacteria and fungi can grow quickly and safely so that they can later be examined under the microscope. There are ready-made culture media in containers, such as immersion culture media, which are loaded with sample material and then incubated, and culture media that are individually prepared by the laboratory from a carrier (for example, Petri dish) and a culture medium like agar.
Sample carriers for growing cultures are usually sterile packed to prevent germs from the environment from falsifying the test result.
Slides and Haemocytometers
The classic specimen slide is the glass slide. It is used to examine samples of all kinds under the microscope. Whether it is a blood specimen, a smear or a scraping - with the help of a slide and a suitable cover glass, trained laboratory staff can examine sample material for a wide variety of changes and diseases.
In the category Microscope Slides & Haemocytometers you will find classic glass slides and coverslips as well as haemocytometers for leukocyte counts, slides for blood grouping and a wide range of accessories for staining and fixing sample material on the slide.
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In the category "Specimen Collection Devices", medical laboratories will find a wide range of products for specimen collection, specimen processing and specimen evaluation. Whether Petri dishes, microscope slides, coverslips, culture media, agar plates, glass plates, incubators or fixation sprays - Praxisdienst offers common laboratory items for Microbiology as well as microscope specimens at favourable prices.
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