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Culture Fungal , Other
|Reported:||1 month Preliminary report every week|
Collect: Material or fluid from any body site (sputum; blood; bone marrow; pleural, synovial and peritoneal body fluid; skin and interspaces; ear, eye, nose, throat ) , except hair, nails, or skin in a sterile container or swab.
***URINE NOT ACCEPTABLE***
Sputum: Sputum should be fresh. Collect it in the early morning. Have a patient remove dentures and rinse mouth.Sputum should be the result of a deep cough (not saliva). Transport in a sterile container : 5-10 ml
Respiratory Specimens other than sputum: These speciments include tracheal aspirates, lung biopsy material and bronchoscopy specimens. Collected aseptically by physicians and immediately sent to the laboratory for examination and processing. Transport in a sterile container.
Blood: Collect blood aseptically to avoid microbial contamination. Clean the collection site with a disinfectant at the time of collection. Collect blood directly into the blood culture broth.
Bone marrow: Aspirate approximately 3 to 5 ml of bone marrow and place it in a sterile container.
Body Fluids: Transport in a sterile container.
Skin and interpspaces: Wipe lesions and interspaces between the toes with alcohol sponge or sterile water. Scrape the lesion(s) and both sides of interspaces with a sterile scalpel. Place scrapings in a sterile container labeled with the patients date and source.
Ear, Eye, Nose, Throat: Using sterile swab collect material from appropriate site. Insert swab into transport medium.
Criteria for rejection : Specimen submitted in containers with preservatives. Urine sample.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Specimens from a sterile body site (fluids, tissues, etc.) - Room temperature. Specimens from a nonsterile site (respiratory, GI tract, etc.) - Refrigerated.
Stability: In a Sterile container 24 hrs, Bacterial swab 48 hrs.
*** Specimen source required.NOTE: *This test is not available for New York patient testing.*
Accu Reference Medical Laboratory