Collection instructions for a clean-catch urine specimen. It is necessary when your health care provider wants to test your urine for bacteria, which may be causing an infection in your urinary tract.

This document includes a chart with photos of various clinical microbiology and virology transport containers and tubes. Please refer to the handbook for volume and specimen types.

Blood specimens for coagulation testing require special care when obtaining from the patient and transporting to the laboratory. This document is to help with proper collection and transportation to ensure accuracy of the test result is a direct reflection of sample integrity.

The guidelines in this document cover preferred specimen types and specimen collections. The MLabs Flow Cytometry Laboratory offers a number of panels and assays for evaluation of hematopathological disorders.

Instructions cover all specimens for the Pap Test that include cervical, cervical and vaginal, endocervical, vaginal and/or vulvar scrapings or brushings. In addition, instructions include details for collecting patient clinical history, specimen collection and overview of unsatisfactory results from improper collection.

These instructions cover stool collection for the following: ova and parasite, stool culture (Cary-Blair), Giardia Antigen, Gastrointestinal pathogen panel, Clostridium difficile and fecal occult blood test.