What follows is something funny that happened at my work this week. Since I work in a medical reference lab, I see all kinds of specimens. This can lead me to talk sbout things that aren’t G rated, but I do my best to stay out of R territory. Consider yourself warned.
A few days ago at work we received a specimen to be tested for gonherrea & chlamydia. Two super fun STDs. We get quite a few specimens through our room to be checked for these diseases. Unfortunately, the specimen we received wasn’t your typical submission. It was synovial fluid from a knee.
Now, this may not seem weird, but keep in mind, we’re talking about STDs. After 2+ hours on the phone, calling every reference lab we work with, and getting told the specimen was completely unacceptable, I came to the following conclusion…
If you have to get your knee fluid checked for STDs, you’re doing sex wrong.