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  E. Coli 0157 Culture Specimen Type:
   

Other


MICROBIOLOGY

Specimen requirements: Denture Container for Fecal Samples
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: Fecal material equal to an egg, or a rectal swab. Transfer sample to MCC Transport Kit (available from Micro Lab)
Absolute minimum amount: 2 gm or Rectal Swab
Method of collection: See special instructions below.
Transportation: Submit fresh within 1 to 2 hours or sample must be refrigerated (up to 8 hrs), or submitted in MCC Transport Kit.
Label instructions: All containers must be labeled with patient name and medical record number.
Request test on form: Multi Labs/Micro/Viro/Serology ( 151-905 )
Order/entry screen(s): Microbiology/Virology
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Maximum of 1 culture/24 hours.
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 48 - 72 Hours for a negative cutlure
For Hillcrest deliver to: Microbiology : Room 2-109
For Thornton deliver to: Microbiology : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: N/A
Special Instructions: Instruct patient to defecate into clean, dry bedpan without mineral oil. Remove portion of specimen with tongue blades and place in collection container. Submit two or three specimens on separate days to increase the probability of isolating a pathogen. If antibiotics are to be initiated, then it is acceptable to submit 2 samples in a single day, as long as the samples are from separate bowel movements. The best preservative for enteric pathogens is modified Carey-Blair transport (inappropriate for C. Difficile, however).
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
CyberLAB abbreviation: RTNCL
CyberLAB code: 4201
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A