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  Body Fluid Specimen Type:
  also known as Body Fluid Culture, Amniotic Fluid, Abdominal Fluid, Joint Fluid, Pericardial Fluid, Pleural Fluid



Specimen requirements: Sterile Specimen Container
  or: Sterile Snap Cap Tube (13 X 100)
  or: Blood Culture Bottle Set
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 15 CC
Absolute minimum amount: 5 cc
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: Transport to the Laboratory immediately.
Label instructions: Specimen must be labeled with patient name, Medical Record and Patient numbers.
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: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: Negative culture results in 48 Hours.
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: After specimen is obtained, leave specimen in syringe, remove needle and replace with sterile luer-loc syringe plug. Contamination with normal flora of skin or other body surfaces should be avoided. Routine culture includes culture for aerobes, a gram stain, and sensitivities.  Anaerobe culture must be ordered.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
SOFT LAB abbreviation: CXFLD
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A