Succinctly explain the significance of safety in the microbiology laboratory.
Mention 5 precautionary measures to observe when working in the microbiology laboratory.
What is the significance of “hand washing technique” in the microbiology laboratory?
What is an aerosol?
Mention the factors upon which an organisms hazard containment level or group is based.
List and explain the various ways in which microorganisms can be classified based on hazards and their containment.
Explain briefly the significance of the sample collection unit of the clinical microbiology laboratory.
What is a specimen?
What is the significance of Amies Transport Swab in specimen collection?
Define aseptic technique.
Elucidate on the procedure of collecting venous blood from a patient.
Why is sputum the most proffered specimen to saliva when collecting sample for clinical examination of a patient with upper or lower respiratory tract infection?
Describe the significance of laminar flow biological safety cabinet (hood) in the microbiology laboratory.
What are personal protective equipment (PPE)?
Enumerate 5 personal protective equipment used in the microbiology laboratory or hospital as a containment measure against the spread and contamination of pathogens.
What is a downing gown used for?
Succinctly explain the term containment as it relates to the control and prevention of infectious diseases.
Briefly describe good laboratory practice (GLP).
What is the major aim of GLP?
What is the significance of charcoal in the Amies transport swab medium?
Enumerate seven sites in the human body where clinical samples for laboratory or microbiological investigations can be collected from.
Mention two anticoagulants that are significant in the collection of blood samples, and explain their main function in blood samples.
When and why is urine sample and semen sample requested from a patient?
A sick woman visited a medical health center and upon diagnosis, the clinical diagnosis show chest pain and productive cough. The cough was purulent and contains blood. As a microbiologist in the making, which sample will you suggest to be collected for microbiological investigations? Explain your reason/answer.