Microbiology Cultures

Microbiology Procedure NameMnemonicContainer TypeContainer CountCollection Instruction
ANAEROBIC CULTUREANCUANAEROBIC SWAB1
BETA SCREEN, GROUP A & B SCREENBSCPAEROBIC SWAB1Pediatric Patients only
BETA SCREEN, GRP A STREP CULTUREBSCTAEROBIC SWAB1
BETA SCRN (GRP B) CULTUREBSCVAEROBIC SWAB1Prenatal Patients only
BLOOD CULTUREBCBLOOD CULTURE VIAL2
BLOOD CULTURE - ACID FAST BACILLIBCAFBAFB BLOOD CULTURE VIAL2
CHLAMYDIA BY DNA AMPLIFICATIONCHDNAProbetec collection kit1Questions call: (540) 332-4520 (Staunton) (540) 932-4520 (Waynesboro)
CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE TOX PCRCDFTXFECAL1Deliver to Lab within 1 hour of collection or refrigerate up to 24 hours
CLOtest FOR HELICOBACTERCLOCLOTest1Gastric biopsy collected during endoscopy
CRYPTOCOCCAL AG - BLOODCRYPBGOLD TOP TUBE1
CRYPTOSPORIDIUM ANTIGENCRPTFECAL1Fresh stool submitted within one hour or stool submitted in formalin (container available from the lab) within 24 hours.
EAR CULTUREEARAEROBIC SWAB1
EXAMINATION OF WORMS IN STOOLWORMFECAL1Submit suspected worm in formalin or in saline
EYE CULTUREEYEAEROBIC SWAB1
FECAL CLINITEST, REDUCING SUBSSTLCLIFECAL1Deliver to Lab within 1 hour of collection or refrigerate up to 24 hours
FECAL CULTURESTLFECAL1Fresh stool submitted within one hour or stool submitted in C&S preservative (container available from the lab) within 24 hours.
FECAL EOSINOPHIL COUNTSTLEOSFECAL1SUBMIT FRESH STOOL IN STOOL CONTAINER AND DELIVER TO LAB ASAP.
FECAL FAT, QUALITATIVESTLFATFECAL1Deliver fresh stool to lab within one hour
FECAL FAT, QUANTITATIVESTLFATQFECAL1Obtain 72-hour fecal collection container and instructions from the lab
FECAL HELICOBACTER PYLORI ANTIGENSTLHPYLRAGFECAL1Collect 1 gram/0.5 mL of liquid/semisolid stool or 20 mm diameter of solid stool, and transfer to a properly labeled, sterile, leak proof container. Deliver to the lab within one hour.
FECAL OCCULT BLOOD CARDFBLODFECAL1Obtain collection kit from lab
FECAL OCCULT BLOODSTLBLDFECAL1Deliver to Lab within 1 hour of collection or refrigerate up to 24 hours
FECAL PHSTLPHFECAL1Deliver to Lab within 1 hour of collection or refrigerate up to 24 hours
FECAL WHITE BLOOD CELLSSTLWBCFECAL1Deliver to Lab within 1 hour of collection or refrigerate up to 24 hours
FLUID CULTURE, NOT CSFFLDSPS TUBE1
FUNGAL CULTUREFUN
FUNGAL CULTURE - DERMATOPHYTESFUNDERM
GC BY DNA AMPLIFICATIONGCDNAProbetec collection kit1Questions call: (540) 332-4520 (Staunton) (540) 932-4520 (Waynesboro)
GC SCREENGCSCAEROBIC SWAB1
GENITAL CULTUREGENTAEROBIC SWAB1
GIARDIA SPECIFIC ANTIGENGSAFECAL1Fresh stool submitted within one hour or stool submitted in formalin (container available from the lab) within 24 hours.
GRAM STAINGS
LEGIONELLA URINARY ANTIGENULEGURINE1Refrigerate immediately after collection
MRSA SCREENMRSAMRSA SWAB1
MRSA SCREEN BY PCRMRSAPCRMRSA SWAB1
NASAL & SINUS CULTURENASALNASAL SWAB1
OVA AND PARASITE EXAMOVAFECAL1Fresh stool submitted within one hour or stool submitted in formalin and PVA (containers available from the lab) within 24 hours.
PELVIC SCREEN-AMPLIFIED DNAPELDNAProbetec collection kit2Questions call: (540) 332-4520 (Staunton) (540) 932-4520 (Waynesboro)
RAPID BETA STREP SCREENRBSAEROBIC SWAB1
SPUTUM CULTURESPTSPUTUM CONTAINER1
STREP PNEUMONIAE URINARY ANTIGENUSTPNURINERefrigerate immediately after collection
THROAT CULTURETHRTAEROBIC SWAB1
URINE CULTUREUCURINE1Refrigerate immediately after collection
V.R.E. SCREENVREAEROBIC SWAB1
VIBRIO CULTUREVIBRFECAL1Fresh stool submitted within one hour or stool submitted in C&S preservative (container available from the lab) within 24 hours.
WOUND & MISC CULTUREWDAEROBIC SWAB1
YERSINIA CULTUREYERSFECAL1Fresh stool submitted within one hour or stool submitted in C&S preservative (container available from the lab) within 24 hours.