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Epidemiology Culture, Air Sample

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code P039
Performed by Microbiology
In House Availability Daily
Method Culture
Collection Instructions Collection of air samples is performed by EH&S
Container type Rose-Bengal Agar Strips
Sample type
Processing notes 1. Accession test code P039 using appropriate account number, based upon which department submitted samples:
Infection Control air samples: MOP-1641/ Physician Code O135 Infection Control
Adult Bone Marrow Transplant air samples: MOP-4 / Physician Code 43782 Leavitt, Andrew
Clinical Labs Pedi Immunology air samples: MOP-4351/ Physician Code O137
Air Samples from other departments will need to have a new MOP account number auto generated, when accessioning.
2. Enter AIR in SDES and location of sampling in SREQ.
3. Place strips on mycology bench, at room temperature.
Normal range
Synonyms Bacterial culture; environmental culture
Turn around times 5-8 days
LOINC code 45335-7
Last Updated 7/31/2017 10:22:57 PM
Entry Number 346
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