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  Body Tissue Routine Culture Specimen Type:
  also known as Biopsy Culture, Quantitative Tissue Culture, Surgical Specimen



Specimen requirements: Petri Dish Round
  or: Sterile Specimen Container
  or: Sterile Snap Cap Tube (13 X 100)
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: .1 TO .5 Grams (small piece of tissue)
Absolute minimum amount: 0.05 gm
Method of collection: Obtain by surgery or biopsy using sterile tecnique.
Transportation: Transport to the Microbiology Laboratory immediately. Do not store or refrigerate sample.
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):  N/A
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 48 Hours for neg aerobe /7 days anaerobe
For Hillcrest deliver to: Microbiology : Room 2-109
Deliver the specimen to : NA : NA
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: N/A
Special Instructions: Includes gram stain, aerobic culture, and sensitivity. The aerobic quantitative tissue culture will have results reported as absolute #'s of colonies for each colony type, and a total colony count expressed in terms of col./gram. ***REQUISITION MUST STATE THE SPECIFIC SITE OF THE SPECIMEN, CURRENT ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY AND DIAGNOSIS***   Anaerobes must be requested.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
SOFTLAB abbreviation: CXQNT for Quantitative culture; CXTIS for Non-quantitative culture.
Secondary code: 4267
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A