Chapter 10 - Clinical Corner

Mr. Rodriguez is in the hospital because of an intestinal infection. He has been having bouts of diarrhea and vomiting for 2 days and has become seriously dehydrated.

A. What samples would you take from this patient and how would you do so?

B. What tests would you do?

Amy Smith has been coughing for a week and is producing a greenish mucus when she coughs. Examination of her breathing indicates she may have a lower respiratory tract infection that could be pneumonia.

A. What samples would you collect from Amy, and how would you collect them?

B. What tests should you do on the samples you collect from her?