- Babesia duncani
- Babesia microti
- Bordetella pertussis
- Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae
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- Ehrlichia chaffeensis
- Enteric Culture
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- Influenza A and B with Subtyping
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- Lyme Tick Test
- Mycoplasma pneumoniae
- Oyster Testing
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- Respiratory Syncytial Virus
- Rickettsia rickettsii
- Rickettsia typhi
- Routine Bacterial Culture
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Note: both fungal and mycobacterial tests can be performed on the same specimen.
87101 - Culture
87106 - Identification
Sputum and Bronchial washes/aspirates: Pooled specimens are discouraged because of the increase in contamination rates. Bronchial washes/aspirates may be collected on patients unable to produce sputum.
Gastric lavage: These specimens must be processed within four hours of collection. Please time the collection of such specimens accordingly.
Urine: Pooled 24 hour urine and catheter bag specimens are unacceptable.
Tissue: The tissue should NOT be submitted in formalin.
Blood: Acceptable anti-coagulants include sodium polyethole sulfonate, sodium heparin (green-top), and sodium citrate (blue-top). EDTA (purple-top) and coagulated blood (red-top) are not acceptable.
Skin and soft tissues: skin lesions, cutaneous lesions, subcutaneous lesions, skin ulcers, skin nodules, wounds (wound infections), abscesses and abscess contents, aspirated pus, papulonodular lesions, cellulites, draining fistula, osteomyelitis sites, masses, etc.
Stool: pea-size minimum
Store specimens in the refrigerator.
Transport specimens to the lab on cold pack.
Processing takes place every morning (Monday - Friday). Submit specimens by 10:00 a.m. to ensure they are included in the day's processing run. Processing also takes place Friday afternoons. Submit specimens by 2:00 p.m. to ensure they are included.
Results are available 2-4 weeks upon arrival at the laboratory.
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