Test Catalog

Test ID: MTBS    
Microsporidia Stain, Varies

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

This test is intended to be ordered on specimens other than stool and urine.

 

See Parasitic Investigation of Stool Specimens Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Duodenal aspirate (small intestinal aspirate, jejunal aspirate, small bowel aspirate)

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Additional Information: Ecofix and 10% formalin are acceptable preservatives.

Specimen Stability Information: Preserved Ambient (preferred) <10 days/Refrigerated <3 days/Frozen

 

Specimen Type: Respiratory secretions (bronchoalveolar lavage [BAL], sputum, bronchial wash, pleural fluid)

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated <3 days (preferred)/Frozen <10 days

 

Specimen Type: Eye (vitreous fluid, corneal swab or scraping, ocular fluid)

Container/Tube: Sterile container or swab

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Specimen Stability: Refrigerated <3 days

 

Specimen Type: Fresh tissue (lung, eye, bladder, rectal, intestinal, colon, skin, muscle, kidney)

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 3-mm biopsy in 0.1-mL sterile saline

Specimen Stability: Refrigerated <3 days

 

Specimen Type: Gallbladder aspirate/Bile aspirate

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Specimen Stability: Refrigerated <3 days/Frozen <10 days

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

Duodenal aspirate, gallbladder aspirate, respiratory secretions, eye fluid: 0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
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