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  Cryptosporidium and Isospora Smear Specimen Type:
  also known as Acid-Fast Stain for Cryptosporidium/Isospora, Cryptosporidium/Isospora Stain, Smear for Cryptosporidium/Isospora



Specimen requirements: Denture Container for Fecal Samples
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: Fecal sample the size of a TBSP or 5 mL if liquid.
Absolute minimum amount: 1/2 of the ideal amount
Method of collection: Random sample
Transportation: Submit fresh within 1 to 2 hours or sample must be refrigerated(up to 8 hrs).
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: Daily
Must be in by: 0700
Routine turn around time: 24 to 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: Instruct patient to defecate into a dry bedpan without mineral oil, bismuth or magnesium compounds. Use a wooden blade to transfer to container.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Qualitative
  Results are Quantitative
SOFT LAB abbreviation: CRYPT
Secondary code: 4707
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A