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  India Ink Specimen Type:
   

Spinal Fluid


MICROBIOLOGY

Specimen requirements: Sterile Snap Cap Tube (13 X 100)
  or:Cerebrospinal Fluid Collection Tubes
Critical values:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
N/A N/A N/A N/A Positive
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 1.0 CC
Absolute minimum amount: 0.1 cc
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: Transport to the Microbiology Laboratory immediately.
Label instructions: N/A
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: 2 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: Wet Mount
Special Instructions: N/A
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Qualitative
SOFT LAB abbreviation: INDIA
Secondary code: 4415
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A