M202-4

Joint Fluid: Moraxella catarrhalis and Bacillus circulans – Shipped August 10, 2020

HISTORY

A simulated joint fluid sample from a 55 year old male patient with prosthetic knee collected from the OR was sent to category A  laboratories.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M202-4

  1. Clinical microbiology laboratories have a responsibility to not merely report what they discover but to provide information to clinicians about the significance of those reports.

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