Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Environmental Culture

Test Name: Environmental Culture
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Microbiology/Epidemiology
Specimen Type: Swab, fluid & solid material
Collection Information: Place swab in transport media.

Collect fluid and solid material in a sterile container.

Consult with Epidemiology at ext. 57412 prior to submission.
Requisition: MICROBIOLOGY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Daily

Turn-around-time varies with the organisms in question.
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
2 weeks
Stat
 
 
Reference Range:  
Effective Date:  
Revised Date:  
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Culture
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: The specimen must be refrigerated. The specimen must be received in the Microbiology Laboratory within 24 hours of collection.
System Codes: 
Cerner
ENVRL
 
Referred To:  

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