knowledge based on scientific evidence, using modern control tools for all the types of tests performed in the laboratory. In accordance with the provisions, a laboratory is also obliged to participate in an external assessment programme at all times as part of inter-laboratory quality control with regard to tests.
Laboratories performing microbiological tests may apply for accreditation. In accordance with the PN-EN ISO 15189:2012 standard, accreditation is a procedure as a result of which an
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are instructed to fast for 1.5–2 hours after the examination.
TEE should be performed in a laboratory with B or C accreditation, and featured with resuscitation equipment (defibrillator). The exam may be performed in an outpatient setting. It should be performed or supervised by a trained cardiologist with an individual accreditation, always in the presence of another person (a nurse or a trainee doctor). Prophylactic antibiotic therapy for endocarditis is not recommended. There is no need to use
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