Dialysis Water Culture


Sunquest Code:DIAC  
Order Instructions:DIAC is used by Dialysis staff for environmental monitoring of their instrumentation. The test is not orderable in EPIC and is not for use in testing patient samples.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Dialysis water
Optimal Volume:5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Causes for Rejection:Sample greater than 24 hours old.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store in refrigerator if not delivered to laboratory within 30 minutes of collection.Sample must arrive in IDDL within 24 hours.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature. Must arrive in IDDL within 24 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Lab-Microbiology  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Current CMS CFC Standards
Microbial Ct <50 Good
Microbial Ct >= 50-199 Retest, Disinfect, Out of Services
Microbial Cr >200 Retest, Disinfect, Out of Services
Use:DIAC is used by Dialysis staff for environmental monitoring of their instrumentation. This test is not orderable or viewable in EPIC and is not for use in testing patient samples.


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