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Test Catalog

Test ID: SSF1    
Nocardia Stain, Varies

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

When this test is ordered, the reflex test may be performed and charged.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

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

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

Collection Instructions: Collect a raw specimen.

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

See Specimen Required

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

Other Blood Bone marrow Fixed tissue Viral transport media (including but not limited to M4, M5, BD viral transport media, thioglycolate broth) Environmental specimen Wood shaft or charcoal swab
 

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 TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Ambient 7 days