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False Negative Microbiological Studies Associated with Non-Labile Microorganisms

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Some microorganisms are highly sensitive to collection and handling conditions (see above) while others are quite hardy. The failure to culture a hardy organism indicates a failure in the process rather than the quirkiness of the organism. It is important to identify the cause of a failure so that future cultures can be successful.

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