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Introduction to Clinical Mycology

Part 3

Treatment of Contaminated Specimens

Slide 10

February 2012

Something that was developed years ago, is a medium called Smith’s medium. It simply uses a compound called ammonium hydroxide to treat contaminated specimens, and there are times when specimens submitted by mail take a long time to get to a place and to the laboratory and they contain a number of contaminants and things that will overgrow the very thing you are trying to find.

Treatment of Contaminated Specimens


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