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|Approval req'd?||No, except for urine samples, call Microbiology at 415-353-1698|
|Utilization Guidelines||Testing on urine samples would only be indicated in a pediatric or transplant patient with hemorrhagic cystitis.|
|Collection Instructions||Tissue specimens should be placed in sterile saline to keep moist.|
|Container type||Lavender top, urine cup, CSF tube or sterile collection tube|
|Amount to Collect||3 mL blood or other fluid|
|Sample type||EDTA whole blood, Unfixed tissue, CSF, Marrow, BAL, urine (requires approval)|
|Preferred volume||3 mL blood or other fluid|
|Min. Volume||2 mL blood or other fluid|
|UCSF Rejection Criteria||Improperly submitted samples|
|Processing notes||Keep non-CSF samples at room temperature and ship at room temperature. Samples should be received at Viracor within 96 hours of collection.
CSF must be frozen transported to China Basin and then shipped on dry ice to ViraCor.
|Last Updated||11/21/2013 1:31:26 PM|
If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667