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LESSON 4
SPECIMEN COLLECTION

4-1. OVERVIEW

A specimen is a sample or part of a thing, or of several things, taken to show or to determine the characteristics of the whole. The physician or laboratory specialist can determine causes of illnesses or conditions of patients by diagnosing samples. They can also provide preventive measures of certain illnesses by diagnostic process of cultures and samples. Specimen is often taken of urine, stool, blood, and for pathological examination of tissues, organs, and organisms.

 

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015