Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002664
Title: Evaluation of microbial contamination in stored anatomy specimens
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Microorganisms can cause infections from the contaminated specimens include bacteria, fungi, and viruses. The specimens used in the anatomy department are used for the teaching aids for understanding of subject. Those specimens are stored in fluid containing a mixture of formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, methanol, and other solvents. These specimens are handled by the students and faculties for learning. Microorganisms can cause infections from the contaminated specimens include bacteria, fungi, and viruses so there is a need to check for microbial contamination present in the specimens to reduce the chances of infections among the students. The aim of the study is to evaluate the microbial contamination in stored anatomy specimens. Materials and Methods: Swabs were collected from 10 different stored specimens used in anatomy department. The swabs are then cultured in nutritional agar medium and Sabouraud Dextrose Agar and incubated at 37°C for 24 h. The growth on the plates was differentiated and identified by morphology and Gram staining. Results: From this study, it was found that there was no microbial - fungal and bacterial contamination in the stored anatomy specimens. Conclusion: From this study, it is evident that when the specimens are well preserved using the appropriate solvents they are free from microbial contamination. We can also conclude that a proper hygiene is been followed in the anatomy laboratory. Hence, these specimens are safe to handle.

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    M. Rangeela1 , K. Yuvaraj Babu2 *, R. V. Geetha3

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    1 Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    3 Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: K. Yuvaraj Babu, Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Author:

    M. Rangeela1 , K. Yuvaraj Babu2 *, R. V. Geetha3

    Title:Evaluation of microbial contamination in stored anatomy specimens
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (December)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2456-2458)
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    Methodology:Infection control, Microbial contamination, Microorganism
    Research Materials:Anatomy specimens

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Anatomy specimens Infection control Microbial contamination Microorganism

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