Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Tissue Culture

Test Name: Tissue Culture
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Microbiology (VH)
Specimen Type: Tissue, biopsy
Collection Information: Place tissue in a sterile container (Orange cap) with 1-2 mL of sterile saline if needed to prevent dessication or use a Single eSwab™ (White cap) transport tube (do not include swab).
Requisition: MICROBIOLOGY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Daily
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
4 days
Stat
Gram stain: 1 hour
 
Reference Range:  
Effective Date:  
Revised Date: 2020-03-09
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Microscopic, culture
Critical Information Required: Specify sample site/source.
Storage & Shipment: The specimen must be stored at room temperature.

The specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection.
System Codes: 
Cerner
TISC
 
Referred To:  

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