Liquid-Based Microbiology: Simplify Sample Collection and Transport


Title: Liquid-Based Microbiology: Simplify Sample Collection and Transport

Originally Aired: August 29, 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

Presenter: Susan E. Sharp, PhD, (D)ABMM, (F)AAM, MS, MT(ASCP)

Unless otherwise noted, P.A.C.E.™ accreditation will expire six months after the live webinar.

As laboratories transition to more automated clinical microbiology testing, it's important that they make the right changes to the way they collect, transport, and prepare culture specimens. Liquid-based microbiology (LBM) products can not only help simplify those tasks, but also reduce costs and improve patient care.

In this P.A.C.E.-accredited Fisher Healthcare webinar, Susan Sharp, PhD, will introduce you to the advantages of using an LBM system to collect and transport specimens. She’ll discuss how LBM products can be beneficial to the lab, including:

  • Simplified and streamlined specimen collection
  • Improved patient comfort
  • Better pathogen recovery
  • Easy automation
  • Reduced costs

Learning Objectives

This webinar will help you:

  • Explain LBM products and how they impact clinical microbiology automation
  • Discuss clinical studies and the positive effects of LBM products on microbiology testing across the world
  • Identify resources available to help you validate and transition users to LBM products



Susan E. Sharp, PhD, (D)ABMM, (F)AAM, MS, MT(ASCP)

Dr. Sharp received her B.S. in Medical Technology and M.S. in Medical Microbiology and Biochemistry from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her PhD in Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology is from the Veterinary School of Medicine at Texas A&M University. She has served as a director for microbiology laboratory services for over 30 years and is currently the Scientific Director for COPAN Diagnostics, Inc. U.S. 

Dr. Sharp has delivered numerous lectures, seminars, and workshops locally, nationally, and internationally and has numerous publications in the field of clinical microbiology. Her most prominent area of interest is cost-effective and clinically relevant diagnostic microbiology.