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  Giardia FA Specimen Type:
  also known as FA for Giardia

Other


MICROBIOLOGY

Specimen requirements: Denture Container for Fecal Samples
  or: Sterile Specimen Container
Critical values:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
N/A N/A N/A N/A Positive
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: Fecal sample the size of a TBSP or 5 mL if liquid.
Absolute minimum amount: 5 mL if liquid
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: Best: Fresh within 2 hours of collection. Use para-pak for longer delays.
Label instructions: All containers must be labeled with patient name and medical record number.
The following substances can adversely affect the results: Barium, Bismuth, Caster Oil
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: 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: Submit 3 random specimens collected on separate days.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Qualitative
SOFT LAB abbreviation: GIAFA
Secondary code: 4836
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A