Cyst Culture

Sunquest Code:CYSTC  
Epic Code:LAB3418Epic Name:Cyst Culture
Order Instructions:When ordering both a culture and a gram stain in Epic, use Epic Code 03046000099 for an inpatient or 04046000099 for an Ambulatory patient.
Test Includes:Culture for aerobic bacteria, fastidious organisms (site indicated). Anaerobic culture performed upon request. Requires anaerobic collection and transportation.
Turnaround Time:Performed 24 hours/day; results are reported within 5 days.
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IDDL (Microbiology/Virology) Collection Container Guidelines

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Aspirate, scraping
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile (Syringe, sterile, no needle)
Collection Instructions:Source of specimen is required.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. Must arrive within 24 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory  (UMMC-East Bank)


Reference Range:No growth.

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