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Microbiology Cultures

Microbiology Procedure Name Mnemonic Container Type Container Count Collection Instruction
ANAEROBIC CULTURE ANCU ANAEROBIC SWAB 1
BETA SCREEN, GROUP A & B SCREEN BSCP AEROBIC SWAB 1 Pediatric Patients only
BETA SCREEN, GRP A STREP CULTURE BSCT AEROBIC SWAB 1
BETA SCRN (GRP B) CULTURE BSCV AEROBIC SWAB 1 Prenatal Patients only
BLOOD CULTURE BC BLOOD CULTURE VIAL 2
BLOOD CULTURE - ACID FAST BACILLI BCAFB AFB BLOOD CULTURE VIAL 2
CHLAMYDIA BY DNA AMPLIFICATION CHDNA Probetec collection kit 1 Questions call: 540-332-4520 (Staunton) 540-932-4520 (Waynesboro)
CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE TOX PCR CDFTX FECAL 1 Deliver to Lab within 1 hour of collection or refrigerate up to 24 hours
CLOtest FOR HELICOBACTER CLO CLOTest 1 Gastric biopsy collected during endoscopy
CRYPTOCOCCAL AG - BLOOD CRYPB GOLD TOP TUBE 1
CRYPTOSPORIDIUM ANTIGEN CRPT FECAL 1 Fresh stool submitted within one hour or stool submitted in formalin (container available from the lab) within 24 hours.
EAR CULTURE EAR AEROBIC SWAB 1
EXAMINATION OF WORMS IN STOOL WORM FECAL 1 Submit suspected worm in formalin or in saline
EYE CULTURE EYE AEROBIC SWAB 1
FECAL CLINITEST, REDUCING SUBS STLCLI FECAL 1 Deliver to Lab within 1 hour of collection or refrigerate up to 24 hours
FECAL CULTURE STL FECAL 1 Fresh stool submitted within one hour or stool submitted in C&S preservative (container available from the lab) within 24 hours.
FECAL EOSINOPHIL COUNT STLEOS FECAL 1 SUBMIT FRESH STOOL IN STOOL CONTAINER AND DELIVER TO LAB ASAP.
FECAL FAT, QUALITATIVE STLFAT FECAL 1 Deliver fresh stool to lab within one hour
FECAL FAT, QUANTITATIVE STLFATQ FECAL 1 Obtain 72-hour fecal collection container and instructions from the lab
FECAL HELICOBACTER PYLORI ANTIGEN STLHPYLRAG FECAL 1 Collect 1 gram/0.5 mL of lquid/semisolid stool or 20 mm diameter of solid stool, and transfer to a properly labelled, sterile, leakproof container. Deliver to the lab within one hour.
FECAL OCCULT BLOOD CARD FBLOD FECAL 1 Obtain collection kit from lab
FECAL OCCULT BLOOD STLBLD FECAL 1 Deliver to Lab within 1 hour of collection or refrigerate up to 24 hours
FECAL PH STLPH FECAL 1 Deliver to Lab within 1 hour of collection or refrigerate up to 24 hours
FECAL WHITE BLOOD CELLS STLWBC FECAL 1 Deliver to Lab within 1 hour of collection or refrigerate up to 24 hours
FLUID CULTURE, NOT CSF FLD SPS TUBE 1
FUNGAL CULTURE FUN
FUNGAL CULTURE - DERMATOPHYTES FUNDERM
GC BY DNA AMPLIFICATION GCDNA Probetec collection kit 1 Questions call: 540-332-4520 (Staunton) 540-932-4520 (Waynesboro)
GC SCREEN GCSC AEROBIC SWAB 1
GENITAL CULTURE GENT AEROBIC SWAB 1
GIARDIA SPECIFIC ANTIGEN GSA FECAL 1 Fresh stool submitted within one hour or stool submitted in formalin (container available from the lab) within 24 hours.
GRAM STAIN GS
LEGIONELLA URINARY ANTIGEN ULEG URINE 1 Refrigerate immediately after collection
MRSA SCREEN MRSA MRSA SWAB 1
MRSA SCREEN BY PCR MRSAPCR MRSA SWAB 1
NASAL & SINUS CULTURE NASAL NASAL SWAB 1
OVA AND PARASITE EXAM OVA FECAL 1 Fresh stool submitted within one hour or stool submitted in formalin and PVA (containers available from the lab) within 24 hours.
PELVIC SCREEN-AMPLIFIED DNA PELDNA Probetec collection kit 2 Questions call: 540-332-4520 (Staunton) 540-932-4520 (Waynesboro)
RAPID BETA STREP SCREEN RBS AEROBIC SWAB 1
SPUTUM CULTURE SPT SPUTUM CONTAINER 1
STREP PNEUMONIAE URINARY ANTIGEN USTPN URINE Refrigerate immediately after collection
THROAT CULTURE THRT AEROBIC SWAB 1
URINE CULTURE UC URINE 1 Refrigerate immediately after collection
V.R.E. SCREEN VRE AEROBIC SWAB 1
VIBRIO CULTURE VIBR FECAL 1 Fresh stool submitted within one hour or stool submitted in C&S preservative (container available from the lab) within 24 hours.
WOUND & MISC CULTURE WD AEROBIC SWAB 1
YERSINIA CULTURE YERS FECAL 1 Fresh stool submitted within one hour or stool submitted in C&S preservative (container available from the lab) within 24 hours.

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