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  Wound Fungus Culture Specimen Type:
  also known as Fungus Culture Wound, Fungus Culture Drainage, Drainage Fungal Culture

Other


MICROBIOLOGY

Specimen requirements: Transport Media Tube
  or: Syringe
  or: Sterile Snap Cap Tube (13 X 100)
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 2 Swabs / Tube or Syringe with 1.0 mL of fluid
Absolute minimum amount: 1 swab/ tube or syringe with 0.5 mL of fluid.
Method of collection: Pus properly obtained from an abscess with swabs or syringe
Transportation: Deliver to lab as soon as possible. (1-3 hours), if delay, keep at room temperature.
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: N/A
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: Negative cultures held 4 weeks.
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: Obtain transport media (Stuarts) and sterile cotton-tipped swabs from the Microbiology lab. See wound culture for collection technique. Swabs should be submitted to the laboratory only when aspirated purulent fluid, exudate, or biopsy material cannot be obtained. If swabs are submitted, one swab should be provided for each procedure requested. Specify fungal species suspected. Requisition must state specific site of specimen and clinical diagnosissis. Fungal wound culture will include KOH prep if sample requested for fungal culture only, or KOH prep is selected on requisition.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Qualitative
SOFT LAB abbreviation: CXFUN
Secondary code: 4401
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A