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  Aerobic Culture Specimen Type:
   

Other


MICROBIOLOGY

Specimen requirements: BBL Cultureswab Plus
  or: Sterile Specimen Container
  or: Sterile Trap (Lukens-Trap)
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 2 cc or 2 swabs
Absolute minimum amount: 0.1 cc or swab
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: Collect specimen and transport immediately to the Microbiology Laboratory for processing.
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: Prelimnary -24 Hours, Final - 48-96 Hours
For Hillcrest, Deliver the specimen to: Microbiology:  Hillcrest - Room 2-109
For Thornton, Deliver the specimen to: Microbiology:  Processing Desk, 1st Floor
Scheduling requirements : 24 hours - Daily.
Method: Culture
Special Instructions: If transportation is delayed, urine and respiratory specimens should be refrigerated. Genital specimens for GC should be kept at 37 c. Other specimen types should be maintained at room temperature.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
SOFT LAB abbreviations: See specific culture types, such as CXBS (Culture Body Site), CXURN (Culture Urine), CXFLD (Culture Fluid), CXSTO (Culture Stool), CXRES (Culture Respiratory), etc.
Secondary code: N/A
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A