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Specimen Collection, Handling, Transport and Storage

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Course Title: Specimen Collection, Handling, Transport and Storage

Course Duration: 60 minutes

Course Description: The webinar will address current practice guidelines for specimen management, including topics such as development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures, quality measures and some of the practical challenges facing laboratories regarding the “fit for purpose” quality and integrity of specimens.

Objectives: At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe applicable practices for specimen management
  • Define practical approaches to improve specimen quality

Audience: These intermediate-level webinars are of interest to public health laboratorians.

Speaker: Dr. Judith G. Giri, PhD
Laboratory Services and Compliance Branch
Division of Laboratory Programs, Standards and Services
Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services
Office of Public Health Scientific Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Course Credits: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Laboratory Training Branch, is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This webinar is approved for 1.0 hour of P.A.C.E.® credit.

  • This webinar is approved for 1.0 contact hour in the category of Supervision Administration, Quality Control/Quality Assurance and Safety for Florida Laboratory Licensees.

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