Collection Media Poster

Microbiology Specimen Descriptions  -    
TEST NAME
Specimen Collection Media
AEROBIC/MISC. CULTURE
AEROBIC SWAB
ANAEROBIC & AEROBIC/MISC. CULTURE    
ANAEROBIC AND AEROBIC SWABS
 
 
GU, FEMALE CULTURE
AEROBIC SWAB
GU, MALE CULTURE
AEROBIC SWAB
RESPIRATORY CULTURE
STERILE CONTAINER
STOOL CULTURE
CARY BLAIR SWAB *Collect a pea size of fecal matter in Cary Blair Swab
URINE CULTURE
UA COLLECTION KIT
OCCULT BLOOD,STOOL
HEMOCCULT CARD
PARASITOLOGY (O&P) Raw stool container can be used to test for C-Diff, Rotavirus, and Occult Blood
3 VIAL TRANSPORT SYSTEM
***MRSA NASAL SCREEN
AEROBIC/MISCELLANOUS CULTURE
***Other source than nasal, please order/request a Misc/Aerobic Culture and indicate on order to check for MRSA along with the source
AEROBIC/MISCELLANOUS CULTURE
CHLAMYDIA BY DNA PROBE
PROBE COLLECTION KIT
N.GONORRHEA DNA PROBE
PROBE COLLECTION KIT
THROAT CULTURE
AEROBIC SWAB
GROUP B STREP
AEROBIC SWAB
ACID FAST CULTURE
SPUTUM COLLECTION CONTAINER OR STERILE CONTAINER
FUNGAL CULTURE
SPECIMEN OR SWAB, SKIN, HAIR, NAILS, SPUTUM IN STERILE CONTAINER
C-DIFF
PLAIN STOOL (STERILE CONTAINER)
ROTAVIRUS
PLAIN STOOL (STERILE CONTAINER)
INFLUENZA A&B RAPID
AEROBIC/MISCELLANOUS CULTURE
UNLESS ORDERED WITH RSV TESTING THEN UTILIZE A NASOPHARYNGEAL CULTURE SWAB
HERPES CULTURE
PROBE COLLECTION KIT

***NOTE:  All Specimens entering Parkview Health Laboratories MUST be labeled with the Patient's Full Legal Name (no initials or nicknames) and Date of Birth, otherwise specimens will be rejected.  This is a mandate from College of American Pathologist and Center of Medicare Services.  Any Additional Microbiology questions, please call the Client Response Center at 260-266-1500 (Option 1)


Proper specimen collection and rapid specimen transportation are critical factors in obtaining accurate, meaningful and timely results.
 
Specimen Rejection and Safety
 
Inadequate specimens, inadequate identification, gross external contamination, inadequate collection, prolonged transport time, incorrect use of transport device, or other inappropriate specimens will be criteria for specimen rejection. Specimens must be in tightly sealed containers and placed in clear plastic bags.
 
In addition, safe handling of specimens with regard to contamination, adequate containers, spillage, etc. must conform to infection control guidelines. Specimens in syringes are acceptable if needles have been detached prior to being sent to the laboratory. Fluids may be sent in sterile, screw-capped vials or red-stoppered test tubes.
 
Labels must contain the patient’s full legal name, a unique identifier (the unique identifier may be the DOB or the requisition number), date and time of collection, and must include the site and/or source of collection and any antibiotic therapy history.